Pranav Bihari is a PhD student and political activist. He has spent several years with the global PROUT movement for economic democracy and co-founded the PROUT UK (proutuk.org) network. A selection of his articles republished on this site can be accessed below, including a link to original source.
Crisis in the Real Economy
Rather than the commonly blamed US housing bubble, the real cause of the financial crisis was a systemic imbalance between supply and demand. Until businesses raise their workers' wages at the same rate as
productivity, economic recovery remains unlikely, says Pranav Bihari.
Protectionism: All Bad?
Self-reliant local economies are better suited
to withstand crisis and are more responsive to the needs of local
communities. So why are politicians so resistant to the growing sentiment in favour of protectionist policies, asks Pranav Bihari.