MLPC Manifesto for a New Direction for the Economy

The economy is our essential institution and condition of being. Before we engage in anything else, we must fulfill our need to eat, to be clothed and housed. Our economy cannot be left to chance.

We are social, which means our economy is not a private matter but a collective effort and a social responsibility involving all of us. Our social responsibility towards our economy to work to the best of our abilities ensures its future so that we survive and prosper as individuals within our collectives and society; and the economy and society are always there to meet our claims and guarantee our rights.

We are born into this economy at the level and thought material others before us have achieved. The economy serves us by meeting our claims upon it, and we serve the economy through conscious participation in work to the best of our abilities and by giving it direction. Our socialized economy needs the input of all of us in directing it forward. Class privilege is disruptive and deprives others of their claims and rights, and has no place in the modern economy.

Our individual claims on the economy exist by virtue of being born into it. Our social responsibility towards the economy and conscious participation in work and in guiding and planning the work in harmony with all members and collectives guarantees Mother Earth’s and the economy’s sustainability and future and our individual claims and rights as human beings.

We dedicate ourselves to our society and economy by working and learning together and by taking up our individual responsibility towards the decisions of our collectives. We learn as members of society and our collectives through conscious participation in work and through guiding and planning the work in harmony with all its members and their collectives. We receive our claims on the economy, which guarantee our rights, because we are human.

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