A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CESJ
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.
WHO WE ARE.
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 support our vision and share our Core Values and Code of Ethics.
CESJ is proud to be a founding organizational member of the Coalition for Capital Homesteading and the Global Justice Movement (.ORG), and an organizational partner with Descendants of American Slaves for Economic and Social Justice. For those seeking a positive, principled alternative to the current political party system, we also suggest you examine the Platform of the Unite America Party (UAP). The UAP has adopted CESJ’s Economic Democracy Act (formerly called the Capital Homestead Act) as its economic policy centerpiece, and offers its platform to any candidate or other party. We encourage you to join those organizations as well as CESJ.
WHAT WE DO.
CESJ studies, teaches, promotes and applies a socio-economic paradigm we call the “Just Third Way of Economic Personalism” With 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 to advance liberty and justice for every person through equal opportunity and access to the means to become a capital owner. Our mission is inspired by world design-scientist Bucky Fuller’s “Challenge”:
[M]ake “the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
Such a monumental objective cannot be reached within the present materialistic and power-concentrating paradigms of monopolistic capitalism and collectivist socialism/communism, nor their hybrids. With the right paradigm — based on universal and eternal values and principles that support the dignity, empowerment and full development of every human person — we can dismantle the structural causes of systemic poverty, racism and war.
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 Economic Democracy Act (aka the Capital Homestead Act) as a national economic agenda of monetary, tax and expanded ownership reforms to enable every person to become an independent owner of income-producing capital. The Economic Democracy Act starts by lifting unjust barriers to equal economic freedom, opportunity and power. It institutionalizes capital ownership as a fundamental human rights by restructuring and democratizing our monetary, tax and other basic institutions.
The Economic Democracy Act does this by reforming the central banking system to create new asset-backed money and interest-free credit for financing broadly owned, sustainable, private-sector growth. Insured capital credit would be made available on an equal annual basis to every citizen. Corporations and cooperatives would be encouraged to use this source for financing their new and transferred capital through citizen ownership vehicles like Capital Ownership Accounts (aka, Capital Homestead Accounts), Citizens Land Development Cooperatives, Homeowners Equity Corporations, and Justice-Based Employee Stock Ownership Plans. Read more >>