This course is for those wanting
to understand the practice of transitioning from capitalism economic globalism under
capitalism to a human needs oriented, sustainable localized economy.
PROUT (the Progressive Utilization Theory) is a new, solution-oriented paradigm of
development first introduced several decades ago. With the growing awareness of the
systemic depths of global crises, there has been increased interest in PROUT as an
appealing alternative to capitalism.
What has been missing for many who’ve taken interest in PROUT is a clear articulation of
the process of transition to this new system, and a vision for its practical operation in
guiding local development.
The PROUT Institute has given particular focus to these two topics. The approaches it
has developed are ground-breaking and will get special attention in this course. Much of the material covered will be cutting-edge thinking.
For those looking for both a new social vision based on a Gaian worldview, and a
methodology for its practical implementation, this course is for you.
• The course instructor is available to communicate with anyone wanting to discuss whether this course
is suited to their interests.
• Supplemental readings will be provided.
• An optional weekly discussion session will be made available for those who may have interest.
• A certificate will be awarded by the PROUT Institute to those who meet completion requirements.