Economics have, for good or ill, become really the defining aspect of modern political ideology, usually generalised into two categories, being; Capitalism and Socialism. It is against this terminology that the current political framework is based today. The left wing of British politics is associated with Socialism, collectivism, public ownership and wealth redistribution. The right is associated with Capitalism, individualism, private property rights and free markets. Being an organisation with an ideology built on the superior bed rock of Fascism, the NBU offers the people of Britain a third and viable alternative to the traditional political system, which many now look upon as morally corrupt and defunct. Sir Oswald Mosley once said; "that within the political concept, we Fascists are in truth the hard centre, neither left or right." Some may refer to this as a "third way politics" opposed to the existent Capitalist and Socialist frameworks. Within the NBU we prefer the view that we are not a "third" alternative per se, but the only viable alternative to Socialism and Capitalism.
Fascism represents the ideological and philosophical opposite of what the Socialists desire. The real alternative to Socialism is not Capitalism, which in itself shares a common international mindset and an inherent philosophy of greed centred on the exploitation of the working class. The NBU goes beyond this limited view.
Economics based on fascist principles have a nationalist view. Internationalism or Globalisation, is the sanctuary of tyrants and Marxists alike. Economic policy should serve the interests of the nation and its people alone, discarding internationalist policies promoted by both the Socialists and the Capitalists in their pursuit of wealth and political influence for the betterment of global political and business elite alone. The NBU believes in and supports free enterprise within a National framework. We also believe in fair trade, fair industry codes and a labour model that unites workers and owners rather than pitting them against each other in order to enrich either the owners or the union bosses by exploiting the other side. Free markets and fair competition is not a problem and profit is not a dirty word. However, neither group should be allowed to run wild in such a way as to endanger or ruin the economy of an entire country. A NBU Government would encourage support for British products before foreign imports. The NBU puts the nation first. No Capitalists nor Socialists can say the same.
Our belief is that the State has a duty of care with it people, therefore under a Fascist Government, major industries would be once again placed under direct State control. Small and Medium enterprises will be encouraged to grow and will remain within the private business sector.
This is significant as Socialists believe that all profit is bad, suggesting that all and any wealth generated by industry is absorbed back into the state by the state Conversely many Capitalists conceive that profit is the only good thing to come out of a business activity and without it, the business activity should be allowed to die, regardless of its real worth to society. Fascism believes in the necessity of profit and prosperity because economic growth essential. Fascism recognises that the worth of an activity or an endeavour cannot simply be measured in terms of finance, its true worth to society has to realised. A nation should never be placed in a position where it is held hostage by economics. Nations must be economically independent and self-sufficient and only the profit motive can accomplish this. Respect for private property must also be maintained in order to foster security for investment, research and development.
What cannot be encouraged or allowed is the competition of vital industries against each other. All industries must work in concert for the benefit of the national economy and this requires the corporate organisation of industries to maximize their cohesion and productivity. All institutions or organisations that would set segments of the industry at odds with each other must be prohibited. There should be no need for trade unions in a system in which each industry is represented as a whole, however, if their existence benefits a particular industry, then it would be foolhardy to remove them. Industry codes should be established. Workers and owners should work out their industry code to establish fair rules for wages, hours, working conditions, quality control, productivity and profitability. Once agreed to and established it would be the responsibility of the state to see that these industry codes are upheld and adhered to by all parties. Representation in the overall economy would then be organised along corporate lines so that all levels would be equally represented and working together for the maximum benefit of their shared industry. It is a rather simple principle; prosperity comes from unity - unity comes by combining the interests of the workers and ownership in one industry and all industries in the wider economy.
Fascism will endeavour to enlighten people that not all wealth can be measured in terms of money alone. Prosperity is productivity, a true dynamic, which ultimately should be measured through its benefit of Society and the State. Of course, the Socialists will howl at this and they have always hated such ideas even more than Capitalism because it deprives them of their greatest tools; envy, selfishness and discontent, in setting the classes against each other. Even without this, they will still demand something be done for the poor, the unemployed and so on, whose cause they claim to champion. The answer is that the State should care for those who, by no fault of their own, cannot care for themselves but the State should not ever be about subsidising laziness and inactivity. In the NBU Fascist economic policy outlined here, the State would have little cause to intervene in this area as the corporations would handle most such issues themselves as established in the industry codes. However, the State can employ those without work in order that they earn their keep, even if it is not the type of employment they would prefer, they will serve the national interest.
The NBU believes a strong economy must be based on real wealth, not borrowed wealth or gambling on the hope of future gains. Again, economic independence must always be the priority, the borrower is slave to the lender and so economics must be based on real wealth, on goods, services and tangible assets. Debt is nothing but economic slavery on any level and debt destroys independence of action. Have real wealth, fair competition and a focus on actual productivity. The state must ensure that the economy serves the national interest; again, this is what sets us apart from liberal Socialism and liberal Capitalism. Neither effort nor money should be wasted on unproductive industries but for those industries which are productive and those that serve the national interest, there should be no impediments placed in their way. Let those with talent and determination succeed and remain always pragmatic. Encourage what works and discard what does not, from the national level to the individual level. Productivity is prosperity and prosperity is independence -the economic autarchy.