The purpose of political democracy is to provide for political empowerment to all citizens; the purpose of economic democracy is to provide economic empowerment to all citizens and all local communities, and to prevent the concentration of economic power that subverts mass political and economic empowerment.
To ensure economic empowerment, four fundamental conditions are required, two of which are individual and two of which are collective.
- Basic necessities and amenities guaranteed to all people
- Increasing purchasing capacity guaranteed to all people
- Local control of economic decisions, made on the basis of collective necessity
- No outside interference in local economies or capital drainage.