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About CESJ (Overview)

Too few own the wealth of nations, too many own nothing.

How do we turn Have-Nots into Haves, without turning Haves into Have-Nots?  There is a way…the Just Third Way.



The Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer educational center, grassroots think-tank and social action catalyst established in 1984 to advance liberty and justice for every person through equal opportunity and access to the means to become a capital owner.

CESJ members are part of a growing global network of citizen-activists, servant leaders and social entrepreneurs. While we come from different backgrounds, countries and faiths, we share a vision of human freedom and empowerment based on universal moral principles. Membership in CESJ is open to all who share our Core Values and Code of Ethics.   Read more>>


CESJ studies, teaches, promotes and applies the Just Third Way. Applying its principles of economic and social justice, and the logic of binary economics, we develop practical solutions to systemic problems at the enterprise, community, national and global level, empowering directly every man, woman and child with the means of acquiring productive capital as an independent source of income.  Read more>>


CESJ’s mission is inspired by design-scientist Bucky Fuller’s “Challenge” — to make “the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”

Our mission is to advance liberty and justice for every person through equal opportunity and access to the means to become a capital owner. To achieve this, we promote understanding of the principles of economic and social justice and the free market theory of binary economics; develop practical applications, policy reforms and comprehensive strategies; and work with servant leaders, citizen-activists and other organizations to build justice-based enterprises, communities and nations of economically independent citizen-owners.  Read more >>


We have designed the Capital Homestead Act as a national economic agenda of monetary, tax and expanded ownership reforms to enable every person to become an owner of income-producing capital.

Capital Homesteading starts by lifting unjust barriers to equal economic freedom, opportunity and power through capital ownership as a fundamental human right. It then restructures our monetary, tax and other basic institutions to create new money and interest-free credit to finance broadly owned, sustainable, private-sector growth through vehicles like Capital Homestead Accounts, Citizens Land Banks, Homeowners Equity Corporations, and Justice-Based Employee Stock Ownership Plans.  Read more >>

 Own or Be Owned.