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  1. Proutist Economic DevelopmentIntroduction  2004 Proutist Universal

  2. Prout • Prout is the abbreviation for the Progressive Utilization Theory • A new socio-economic model for a sustainable future • Prout is based on: • economic self-sufficiency; • cooperatives; • environmental balance; and • universal spiritual values. Proutist Universal

  3. Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar(1921-1990) • Indian philosopher • Founded Prout in 1959 • Author of more than 200 discourses • Composer • Spiritual master • Political prisoner from 1971-1978 Proutist Universal

  4. “Prout is a human and ecological approach to society and the economy that is not only eminently feasible but is already being brought into existence by visionaries and courageous common people in various places.” - Arturo Escobar, anthropologist “Prout’s cooperative model … sharing the resources of the planet for the welfare of everyone, deserves our serious consideration.” - Dr. Noam Chomsky, MIT "The concepts of ethics and justice … reflect what saints and sages of all the wisdom traditions have been saying for centuries." - Dr. Bo Lozoff, LL.D., Director of the Human Kindness Foundation Proutist Universal

  5. “It is spiritual and utopian while remaining grounded in reality.” - Howard Zinn, author of the best-selling A People’s History of the United States “Prout is the theory of a self-reliant economic and political system that is spiritually rather than materialistically inspired.” – Johan Galtung, peace activist, of the Right Livelihood Award Proutist Universal

  6. “The constitutional proposals of Prout are the ethical summary of everything that humanity needs... .” – Frei Betto, Dominican friar, activist and writer “Prout was carefully thought out to create a development with equilibrium and with harmony.” – Leonardo Boff, co-founder of Liberation Theology and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award “An important contribution to re-thinking the disastrous course of the current economic globalization.” – Hazel Henderson, economist Proutist Universal

  7. Proutist Universal • PU is a global educational and community services organization • Founded in 1978 in India • PU’s global headquarters is in Copenhagen, Denmark • It has Sectorial offices in all the major continents: eg in Manila, New Delhi, Nairobi, Sydney, Taipei, Washington and Sao Paulo • The mission of Proutist Universal is: • 1) To promote Prout, the Progressive Utilization Theory; • 2) To restore balance on our planet through the practical application of Prout-based values, principles and policies in social, economic, environmental and institutional life. Proutist Universal

  8. Course content 13. Agriculture 14. Balanced Economy 15. Different Forms of Currency 16. Trade 17. Prout’s Five Fundamental Principles 18. Resource Types: Physical, Mental, Spiritual 19. Psycho-Economic Exploitation 20. Middle Class and Psycho-Economics 21. Wholistic Human Development: Neo-Humanism 22. Ethics for Personal and Social Transformation 23. Six Hats Thinking 24. Ideal Leadership 25. Meditations 0. Significance of Prout Training in Venezuela 1. Introduction 2. Possible Futures for Venezuela 3. The Number One Problem: Poverty 4. Economics, Community and Ecology 5. People’s Economy 6. Economic Self-Sufficiency 7. Decentralised Economic Planning 8. People’s Economy and Eco-Design 9. Triple Bottom Line 10. Three-Tier Industry 11. Cooperatives 12. Housing Cooperatives Proutist Universal

  9. Course Content Proutist Universal

  10. Training Plan • The principles of the Prout model • Examples of local initiatives that illustrate the principles • Discussion and practical exercises Proutist Universal

  11. Course Material developed by:Dada Maheshvarananda • Trained in India as a yoga monk • Studied Prout personally under its founder, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar • Teaches meditation and yoga to the public • 14 years in Southeast Asia and 11 years in Brazil • Written 3 books on Prout • Lectured at more than 30 universities • Hundreds of seminars and workshops about social issues and spiritual values Proutist Universal

  12. & Course Material also developed by:Dr. Michael Towsey • Computer scientist - machine learning and artificial intelligence • Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia • Studied Prout for 30 years • Published 2 books and numerous articles about Prout • Founding member of the Prout Institute of Australia Proutist Universal