By Prout Alliance
Podcasts looking at society from the perspective of the Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout). Prout is an alternative economic and social theory aiming to take society beyond capitalism.
Choose Your Targets Carefully
We need a deeper understanding of the structure of society in order to solve current social and economic problems. A nuanced application of Prout’s Social Cycle theory can be of great help in this task.
September 13, 2021
Tackling the Problems Caused by Climate Change: a Prout perspective
We look at the structural changes that need to take place in the economy, global trade and in governance if we are to be able to overcome the climate catastrophes that confront us today
August 31, 2021
Who Should Police the World?
The imminent withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan has created a humanitarian crisis which raises many questions about how peace as well as social justice can be maintained without resorting to imperialism. We look at suggestions from the originator of Prout, P.R. Sarkar, who envisioned the creation of a world body which would be capable of preventing and resolving crises such as the one in Afghanistan.
August 24, 2021
Health Care is Not a Business
The Covid Pandemic is bringing the issue of health care and capitalism into a new focus. Rich countries get the first access to vaccines, while developing countries are left uncovered. We look at this problem from the perspective of the Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout). Visit our website https://www.proutalliance.org for more information about Prout.
April 7, 2021
Problems at the Borders
Dada Vedaprajinananda looks at the issue of migration from developing countries to the richer industrialized nations from the perspective of the Prout (the Progressive Utilization Theory). The crises at the US-Mexico border, and on the borders of the European Union are addressed. More information about Prout can be found at www.proutalliance.org
March 31, 2021
The Texas Energy Catastrophe: A Prout Perspective
The breakdown of energy services in Texas during the recent cold spell could have been prevented. We look at Prout's three tiered economic model, with its call to put key industries (such as energy production) under public ownership and management, as a possible solution.
February 25, 2021
The Achilles Heel of American Democracy
In light of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at Capitol Hill, it is a good time to review the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution and see whether it actually endangers the future of political democracy in the USA.
February 9, 2021
Problems of Democracy
In this podcast we look into the factors that could change our system of governance and bring about administration by honest, just and socially responsible people.
August 21, 2020
The Postal Service Crisis and Beyond
The US Postal Service is in a crisis deliberately constructed by those who would like to privatize this public institution. We look at the current problems and the bigger issues that go beyond it.
August 13, 2020
Protecting and Strengthening Public Services
Public services such as education and the postal service, along with key industries and activities which underpin our entire society should be under public management. Today in the US this public sector is under attack by an administration trying to extend privatization to the ultimate degree. We look at this problem.
July 24, 2020
The Fifth Principle of Prout
The first four principles of Prout give some outline of how we can build a prosperous and harmonious society through the best and balanced utilization of human and natural resources. That is not an easy task, and it becomes more difficult when circumstances change. That is why the fifth principle of Prout states that our […]
July 15, 2020
The Fourth Principle of Prout
We look at the Fourth Fundamental Principle of the Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout). This principle says that there should be a proper balance in our utilization and development of both natural resources and human resources.
June 25, 2020
The Third Principle of Prout
We are looking at the fundamental principles of the Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout). The third principle states that “There should be maximum utilization of the physical,mental and spiritual potentialities of the unit and collective bodies of human society.”
June 23, 2020
Reviewing the Pandemic Stimulus
Dada Veda and Alex Jackimovicz look at the US handling of the coronavirus pandemic and give the Trump administration an F.
June 23, 2020
What is Rational Distribution of Wealth?
In this episode we are looking at the second fundamental principle of Prout (the progressive utilization theory) which states that there should be maximum utilization and rational distribution of the mundane, supra-mundane and spiritual potentialities of the universe.
June 23, 2020
Thinking About Trade in Times of Pandemic
In this episode Dada Vedaprajinananda looks at our patterns of global trade and how they might be changed in a future world where we strive for balanced regional economies.
June 22, 2020
The First Principle of Prout
We are going to look at the fundamental principles of Prout. In this podcast Dada Vedaprajinananda examines the first principle which states that no individual should be allowed to accumulate any physical wealth without the permission of society.
June 22, 2020