MANIFEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOLIDARISM
2. Solidarism as a planned exchange economic system
Evolutionary growing out of the system of relations of a capitalist market economy and replacing it, the joint socio-economic model is qualitatively different from capitalism. Being essentially an economy oriented towards the vital consumption of citizens, the joint economic system is primarily characterized as a planned exchange model. Wherein:
1. The capitalist economy is based on a combination of bourgeois-state and private capitalist property. Solidarism involves the transformation of state and private capitalist property into joint types of associated private property of citizens.
2. Competition in a solidary economy is not carried out in the pursuit of profits of individual capitalists, but in order to effectively use non-renewable and bio-renewable natural resources for the benefit of all members of society. At the same time, the society routinely regulates the use of resources allocated to the satisfaction of vital and snobbish needs.
3. A plan in a solidary economy is a balance instrument for consciously counteracting market forces, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, realizing the main goal of the economy — satisfying the organically vital needs of members of society in an optimal way. Capitalist indicative planning, not possessing the necessary tools, is not able to set such a goal and solve problems for its implementation. The Soviet directive-distribution system also did not cope with the tasks of planning and optimization.
4. Unlike the spontaneous market coordination of the proportions of production and consumption of goods, solidarity exchange is a direct, direct interaction of producers and consumers using specific, targeted and prepaid orders of consumers. Such an exchange will be carried out with the use of new accounting and settlement instruments that perform exclusively the functions of a measure of value and means of exchange.