The following booklet titled “Basic Documents – Forum Of Free Enterprise” commences with an elaboration of the manifesto of the Forum, which believes in free enterprise as an essential part of any democratic society catering to the progress of humanity. The forum exemplifies their stance by commenting on development of the industries of steel, sugar among others despite prevailing hardships. It aims to enhance its performance through increased competition, providing better alternatives to consumers, and disseminating public education about the achievements of free economic enterprise. The Enterprise thus visualises itself as ‘economic democracy in action’.
The booklet then elaborates on the codes of conduct which all members of the forum are subjected to, whereby the codes are built on the edifice of values such as honesty, hard work, courtesy and continuous initiative. It holds producers accountable for the quality of goods sold, while ensuring that employers also promote the welfare of their workers through fair wages, pleasant working conditions and opportunities for skill-improvement. On a similar note, management must also ensure a fair distribution of monetary resources while adhering to honest business practices. The overall obligations of the members is to promote social welfare.
In conclusion, the booklet establishes the founding principles of the forum which aims to promote public education on the significance of free enterprise operating within the folds of the planned economy. The forum commits itself to a model of welfarism through cooperation with the State. It also disapproves of the excessive centralization of resources, which it believes is detrimental to the cause of economic democracy.