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What they are saying about PROUT!


"PROUT always stands for the cause of exploited people, irrespective of race, nation, religion etc., and always opposes all types of exploitation. But as poverty is the main problem in the world today, PROUT gives top priority to opposing economic exploitation, as this affects the livelihood and existence of the people."

-- Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Founder of PROUT

"Alternative visions are crucial at this moment in history. PROUT's co-operative model of economic democracy, based on cardinal human values and sharing of the planet for the welfare of everyone, deserves our serious consideration."

-- Noam Chomsky

"PROUT is the alternative to Capitalism and Communism."

-- Ravi Batra, Economist and Author

"PROUT is very important for grass roots groups and for all who yearn for a liberation which starts from economics and opens to the totality of personal and social human existence."

-- Leonardo Boff, Founder of Liberation Theology

"Sarkar's theory is far superior to Adam Smith's or that of Karl Marx."

-- Johan Galtung, Founder UN Institute of Peace Studies

"P. R: Sarkar, in his own way, is more than the equal of the great historian Arnold Toynbee. Sarkar not only illuminated the growth and inevitable decline that comes from the capitalist stage in societal evolution, but offers wise counsel on what to do instead."

-- Oliver W. Markley, Professor, University of Houston, and Author of "Changing Images of Mankind"

PROUT is an explicit and coherent alternative to Marxism and liberalism. PROUT is a synthesis of decentralist theory, Tantra, cooperatives economics, transpersonal psychology, etc."

-- Mark Satin, Author of "New Age Politics", Editor of "New Options"

"As PROUT advises, the best use of developmental finance is to develop cooperatives."

-- Jaroslav Vanek, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University and Author of "The Participatory Economy"

"PROUT is an important contribution to rethinking the disastrous course of the current economic globalization."

-- Hazel Henderson, Economist, Author of "Beyond Globalization"

"I had no idea! I'm a Proutist! (Upon hearing a presentation on PROUT)

-- Trent Schroyer; Chairperson of The Other Economic Summit

"P.R. Sarkar was one of the greatest modern philosophers of India"

-- Giani Zail Singh, Former President of India