The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics

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  • Copyright: 11/1/2008
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

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The great problems of our time such as poverty, inequality, war, terrorism, and environmental degradation are due in part to our flawed economic models that set the wrong priorities and misallocate resources. Conventional economic measures, policies, and practices fail to give visibility and value to the most essential human work the work of caring and caregiving. This powerful book proposes that we need a radical reformulation of economics, one that supports caring and caregiving at the individual, organizational, societal, and environmental levels. This caring economics takes into account the full spectrum of economic activities from the life-sustaining activities of the household, to the life-enriching activities of caregivers and communities of all types, to the life-supporting processes of nature. Eisler exposes the economic double standard that devalues anything stereotypically associated with women and femininity and shows how this distorts our values and our lives.

Author Biography

Riane Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies and author of The Chalice and the Blade, Sacred Pleasure, Tomorrow's Children, and The Power of Partnership

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reasons to Carep. 1
We Need a New Economicsp. 7
Economics Through a Wider Lensp. 27
It Pays to Care-in Dollars and Centsp. 47
The Economic Double Standardp. 69
Connecting the Dotsp. 93
The Economics of Dominationp. 117
The Economics of Partnershipp. 139
Technology, Work, and the Postindustrial Erap. 165
Who We Are and Where We Arep. 187
The Caring Revolutionp. 213
Notesp. 237
Bibliographyp. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 293
Indexp. 295
About the Authorp. 315
About the Center for Partnership Studiesp. 317
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