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Pursuing Justice, Power and Property for Every Person.

”People and Things” explains why it’s important for each of us to own productive capital. For more information visit https://www.cesj.org/peopleandthings.

[“M]ake the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation and without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”  — R. Buckminster Fuller

Welcome to the on-line library and learning center of the Center for Economic and Social Justice. CESJ is a non-profit educational organization, think tank and social action catalyst founded in 1984. We are dedicated to a free enterprise approach based on economic and social justice, which promotes the dignity and empowerment of every person through equal access to capital ownership. If you share our Core Values and Code of Ethics, become a member of CESJ.

To transcend the power- and ownership-concentrating systems of both capitalism and socialism, we teach and apply a new socio-economic paradigm for designing the future. This paradigm, which we call the “Just Third Way,” synthesizes the personalist concepts of Louis Kelso (binary economics and, with Mortimer Adler, the Kelso-Adler principles of economic justice); Fr. William Ferree (the “act of social justice“); Buckminster Fuller (world design science); and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (peaceful people power). Read more>>

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We hope that what you find here will inspire you to learn more, share with others, and become an active member organizing with others to put good ideas into action.

Comparison

For a matrix comparing the three systems of Capitalism, Socialism/Communism, and the Just Third Way, click below for the PDF to download or read online.

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We have FREE E-Books detailing and exploring the topics of economic and social justice. Download these informative PDF E-Books or read them online by clicking below.

LEARN

CESJ’s philosophy, concepts and applications derive from the paradigm we call the “Just Third Way.” This global just free market paradigm of political economy transcends the power- and ownership-concentrating systems of traditional capitalism and traditional socialism.

RESOURCES

Our resource center provides research material, helpful tools and multimedia content to deepen your understanding of the Just Third Way, binary economics and Capital Homesteading. Change leaders and social activists can apply these justice-based principles and concepts.

SOLVE

Many of the problems in today’s world can be traced to power and ownership-concentrating economic systems and their methods of financing new growth. The Capital Homestead Act is a national economic agenda of monetary, tax, inheritance and expanded ownership reforms. Learn more about how we can fix these problems.

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As CESJ’s co-founder Fr. William Ferree wrote in his pamphlet “Introduction to Social Justice”: Social Justice requires each of us to “care for the Common Good” by organizing with others to ensure that every person has equal access and the means to participate in order to develop to his or her fullest human potential.

PARTICIPATE

As CESJ’s co-founder Fr. William Ferree wrote in his pamphlet “Introduction to Social Justice”: Social Justice requires each of us to “care for the Common Good” to ensure that every person has equal access and the means to participate in order to develop to his or her fullest human potential.

SOLVE

Many of the problems in today’s world can be traced to power and ownership-concentrating economic systems and their methods of financing new growth. The Capital Homestead Act is a national economic agenda of monetary, tax, inheritance and expanded ownership reforms. Learn more about how we can fix these problems.