Decentralized Economy In this connection one thing should be remembered – the more that arts and crafts are decentralized, the greater the benefits for human society. Decentralization does not diminish or dissipate economic potential. Rather, decentralization removes regional disparity because wealth is distributed almost equally everywhere. We do not find situations where people in some places cry out in agony due to scarcity and starvation, while people in other places become immoral due to excessive affluence and over abundance. In fact, industrial centralization is detrimental to a well-knit social order. In a decentralized economy people do not have to leave their homes to work in an industry, and consequently they are saved from the expenditure of maintaining two establishments. Moreover, decentralization increases the possibility of saving labour, because people can earn their livelihood while simultaneously taking care of their household responsibilities. - Shrii Prabhat R. Sarkar What are the benefits of block-level planning in the Prout economic model? Block-level refers to an area of approximately 100,000 people. The benefits of this localized planning are: 1. The area of planning is small enough for planners to understand all the problems of the area. 2. Local leadership will be able to solve the problems according to local priorities. 3. Planning will be more practical and effective and will give quick, positive results. 4. Local socio-cultural bodies can play an active role in mobilizing human and material resources. 5. Unemployment will be easily solved. 6. Purchasing capacity of the local people will be enhanced. 7. A base for a balanced economy will be established. 8. The development of local (block-level) industries will provide immediate economic benefits. How successful has economic centralization been? Question: After so many years of economic centralization (in nearly all countries of the world), how successful have these countries been in eradicating poverty and in improving the standard of living of the people? Was economic exploitation eradicated in those countries or not? Do the people have ever greater purchasing power? If we look carefully, we will find that the existent economic centralization is just a strategy of hoodwinking the people so that a handful of capitalists can accumulate more and more wealth, while the masses are kept quiet by making fake promises or by throwing them tidbits - $300 tax returns, for example, in the face of medical bills amounting to thousands and thousands of dollars! - WPA Proletarian revolution and post-capitalist society Constitutionally the capitalists like democracy, for in a democratic set-up they easily buy off the proletariat-minded workers by force of money. Numerically these proletariat-minded workers are in the majority. At the time of election it is easy to sail across the election-styx after exhorting them with a mouthful of tall talks and promises. Thereafter no harm, even if they forget all about their tall promises, for the proletariat- minded workers themselves easily forget all about them. It can be asserted with emphasis that if, in any of the countries, only the educated people had been given voting rights instead of the general adult franchise, the administrative or state structures of most of the democratic countries would have played quite a different tune. If the voting rights had remained in the hands of the moralists only, there would have been no difference at all between the world of reality and the heaven of imagination. - Shrii P.R. Sarkar On what basis will socio-economic units be formed all over the world? The basis will be cultural, social and economic - not religious or linguistic. Socio-economic units will have to adopt economic decentralization so that local people will be able to obtain all the requirements essential for their physical, intellectual and spiritual progress.