Description - The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating A Caring Economics by Riane Tennenhaus Eisler
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. We can't expect more caring policies and more life-affirming practices as long as our underlying system of values and social institutions devalue caring and caregiving. That is the argument in this provocative new book by eminent social scientist and bestselling author Riane Eisler. This powerful book proposes that we need a radical reformulation of economics, one that supports caring and care giving 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 how this distorts our values and our lives. She reveals how the current economics are based on a deep-seated culture of domination and shows how human needs would be better met if economics were based on caring. And she provides practical proposals for new economic inventions new measures, policies, rules, and practices to bring about a caring economics that meets human needs.
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Author Biography - Riane Tennenhaus Eisler
Riane Eisler is an eminent social scientist, attorney, and futurist best known as author of the international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade, translated into 21 languages, and the award-winning The Power of Partnership and Tomorrow's Children. Her other books include Sacred Pleasure, a daring re-examination of sexuality and spirituality, and Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life, which statistically documents the key role of the status of women in a nation's general quality of life