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G21-C011 Add Economic Wisdom to the GPC Constitution as a Core Value
This proposal was discussed in the workshop during Phase 2 of the VGM. However, there was not enough time for this proposal to be voted on in plenary by the members during Phase 2. Therefore, this proposal will not be included in the ratification vote.
To add a seventh core value to the GPC Constitution under Article 5 Values as follows:
5.1.7 Economic Wisdom
And to include the following description of this value within Appendix A:
We acknowledge that all human beings of working age wish to achieve fulfilment through meaningful participation in the economy.
We acknowledge that the economy includes Nature’s economy, the social economy, the market economy, and the public economy.
We acknowledge that the economy is a realm both of creative contribution and of power, in which some individuals, businesses, corporations and governments strive to exercise abusive economic power over others, to the detriment of Nature and of those who wish to contribute in a fair, respectful, cooperative manner.
This proposed constitutional amendment would remedy a weakness in the six core values, which is their lack of economic substance.
This amendment would benefit all Green Party policy making, inviting the same value and importance as the Green Party gives to its six other fundamental principles.
Supporting Comments from Submitter
I believe it is self-evident that the economy is important and deserving of attention in the Core Principles.
Ecological Wisdom, Sustainability, Participatory Democracy, Social Justice, Respect for Diversity, Non-Violence.
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