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If it were all up to me
The poor would have riches
And the blind man would see
The hungry would eat
And the weak would be strong
And the people with hatred would all get along
The ones who are greedy would start to share
And unfriendly people would start to care
The thirsty would drink
And the deaf person hear
And sorrow and sadness would all disappear
And that is how the world would be
If it were all up to me.
Sara Alfano, eleven
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
Domestically, our number one priority would be directed towards helping to facilitate growth through human progress, by recognizing that our number one resource as a nation, is our human resource. Human Intellectual Capital Development, that would be the name of the game. In the face of these powerful forces of globalization and technological advanceas what might have become a crisis, then becomes an opportunity, by unleasing the latent genius, creativity, hard work and sheer perserverence that when combined stack up to the best educated, an best trained and most highly skilled workforce in the world - leaders in innovative solutions and the creation of new goods and services and whole new industries (some as yet unimagined).
Such a lofty goal would of course require the re-building and re-creation of the national educaton system, from the ground up, from grade school to graduate and post graduate studies or communitiy colleges, a new education system for the 21st century capable of harnessing all the very latest in information technologies and computer netoworking infrastructure, something already in place, needing only to be exploited in service to the entire learning process. To this end, we'd run super high bandwidth fibre optic cable to every school, college and university in the country, with every student's desk in the country imbedded with an interactive screen, and then design an education system that is responsive to the needs of each individual student, who may then, for those who are able, move into the entire learning process, and to higher grades at an accelerated pace, an system responsive to the unique gifts and abilities of each person, while making the teacher's life easier, instead of increasingly more difficult.
Prout is a system that places the value of life before the value of objects or money. Sarkar designed Prout to stimulate the poor to take responsibility for their own advancement, while ensuring everyone's ongoing success via democratic representation and by placing limits on how much wealth could be accumulated. Sarkar included sustainability and maximum usage with minimum quantity at the core of Proutist philosophy.
The phrase Progressive Utilization Theory summarizes a great deal of its plans. "Progressive" implies that Proutist plans must flexibly change to the specific time, location, and situation so as to best meet the needs of all sides of society and environment. "Utilization" implies maximum utilization of available resources, and 100% employment of people able to work. This does not mean extracting the maximum amount of natural resources, but rather using and re-using materials which are already being cycled through the system of consumption. Similarly, full employment would utilize those from within a given area rather than outsourcing work to other regions.
Rational distribution is another core aspect to Prout, referring to distributing the materials and products of the land and market in a manner that helps the largest number of people develop to their personal and community potential. This also represents the flexible thinking of Prout in the ways that it recommends necessary materials to be distributed in ways that would facilitate accomplishing the goals of a day's work.