All people should enjoy the fundamental right to the goods and services required to maintain their existence and to support their development and expression. This Global PROUT Policy Parliament statement asserts that the right to both minimum requirements of life and to common amenities of life must be guaranteed. It additionally proposes a set of PROUT inspired policies intended to establish this right in practice.
In a time of economic hard times and high unemployment, there is special need to increase purchasing capacity for all citizens. There is a diversity of means available to create or enhance purchasing capacity. Each of these approaches to increasing purchasing capacity has both strengths and limitations. Each has a niche to fill; each has capacity to complement other approaches. This paper identifies practical approaches that can be mobilized in a multi-faceted strategy for increasing access to purchasing capacity.