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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. 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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: BERRETT KOEHLER PUBL INC
  • Seitenzahl: 318
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 233mm x 158mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 481g
  • ISBN-13: 9781576756294
  • ISBN-10: 1576756297
  • Artikelnr.: 23563282
Autorenporträt
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. Dr. Eisler is a pioneer in the study of complex systems and the recipient of many honors, including the Humanist Pioneer Award and membership in the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction: We need a new Economics
1. Economics Through a New Lens
2. The Economic Double Standard
3. The Economics of Domination
4. The Economics of Caring
5. Work in the Post-Industrial Economy
6. The Cost of Uncaring Policies and Practices
7. The Benefits of Caring Policies and Practices
8. What We Can Do
9. Economics and Evolution

Introduction Reasons to Care

CHAPTER ONE
We Need a New Economics

CHAPTER TWO
Economics Through a Wider Lens

CHAPTER THREE
It Pays to Care in Dollars and Cents

CHAPTER FOUR
The Economic Double Standard

CHAPTER FIVE
Connecting the Dots

CHAPTER SIX
The Economics of Domination

CHAPTER SEVEN
The Economics of Partnership

CHAPTER EIGHT
Technology, Work, and the Postindustrial Era

CHAPTER NINE
Who We Are and Where We Are

CHAPTER TEN
The Caring Revolution

NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR
PARTNERSHIP STUDIES
Rezensionen
An essential tool for government leaders, politicians, economists, and everyone looking for ways to halt environmental destruction, eradicate poverty, stabilize population, and build a better future, The Real Wealth of Nations shows us how to construct a sustainable new economy and a good quality of life for generations to come.
The Honorable Vigdis Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland 1980 1996

The Real Wealth of Nations is a call for nothing less than a ground shift in consciousness. I urge you to read this profound and important book.
Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and Insecure at Last

In this brilliant new look at economic systems and how they interact with culture, Riane Eisler has created what is sure to be a classic and hopefully world-changing book.
Thom Hartmann, author of Screwed and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

Riane Eisler is one of the most important and influential thinkers of our time. In The Real Wealth of Nations she turns her attention to the importance of caring and issues a clarion call for contemporary societies to recognize and value the essential contribution of caregiving to human well-being.
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World

Eisler has done it again producing an exciting and urgently needed guide to the economic realities that face our society. Those of us who hope for a new direction in dealing with issues like poverty and global warming need to read and re-read Eisler s analysis. The Real Wealth of Nations is a necessary handbook for the 21st century.
Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, Tikkun and author of The Left Hand of God

The real wealth of nations has always been in people, yet the vast economy of caring (over half of all economic activity globally) is still ignored and unpaid largely relegated to the world s women. Eisler sets the record straight, showing us an array of new options for creating sustainable, caring societies. Must reading!
Hazel Henderson, author of Building a Win-Win World and Ethical Markets

This is a wonderful, hopeful book, not about where we have been economically, but about the potential for economics to reflect what we truly value quality of life and quality of the environment.
Daniel Kammen, Co-Director, Berkeley Institute of the Environment, University of California

Why has conventional economics been so slow to offer compelling, useful responses to our most threatening challenges, such as environmental degradation or raging inequalities? Riane Eisler answers this question, and in doing so, reinvents the dis- mal science, infusing it with the essential ingredients it needs to get us out of the terribly narrow box in which we ve been stuck.
Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute, author of All Together Now

Riane Eisler speaks from the heart, showing how we can make a better world for our children and our children s children. It is time to love our planet, love our neighbors, and heed Riane's call to action . . . it s time for a caring revolution.
Joan Blades, cofounder, MoveOn.org and author of The Motherhood Manifesto

From third world poverty to climate change, it s become increasingly clear that traditional economic thinking is not only unable to solve today s myriad of problems, it s responsible for many of them. Riane Eisler s brilliant new book expands the scope and practice of economics beyond capitalism and socialism to a new economics in which equity, justice, and environmental sanity prevail. Must reading!
Morris Dees, cofounder, Southern Poverty Law Center

In this brilliant new book, Riane Eisler hits the nail on the head. She points out exactly how and why the only sustainable economic systems are those that include the cost of human caring and happiness in the bottom line. Better yet, she provides us with practical steps toward implementing this crucial economic shift.
Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women s Bodies, Women s Wisdom and Mother-Daughter Wisdom

The Real Wealth of Nations outlines a new economics one that inspires us to fulfill the dream envisioned when the United States Founders declared independence from that earlier empire.
John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

This book should be read by every member of Congress, and its practical ideas incorporated into economic policy.
The Honorable Claudine Schneider, former member of the United States Congress

This book is an essential, practical and loving survival guide to the future.
Margaret Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science

Listen to Riane Eisler! No one is better at conveying the urgent message that we must abandon our economic double standard, and start valuing the essential work of caring for and investing in ourselves and our environment.
Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood

Riane Eisler is one of the great wisdom voices of our times. In The Real Wealth of Nations, she gives us the vision and understanding and the tools we can use to shift our economics to a path where greed and violence no longer prevail, but are replaced by creativity and generosity. If you want to be part of the solution, read this magnificent book!
John Robbins, author of Healthy at 100 and Diet for a New America

Riane Eisler has provided an accessible, fascinating, and persuasive argument for a caring perspective on economics. Brilliant.
Nel Noddings, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and author of The Challenge to Care in Schools and Starting at Home

The Real Wealth of Nations will challenge you to reconsider not just where our nation is going, but also what role you want to play in its future. This is a call to action that should be read and discussed by parents with their children, in our schools, and throughout any and all not-only-for-profit organizations.
Mark Albion, cofounder, Net Impact and author of True to Yourself and Making a Life, Making a Living

Brilliant and inspiring! Riane Eisler is one of those few extraordinary people whose insight and ability to express complicated ideas in simple language help the rest of us to understand the human condition. The Real Wealth of Nations updates the dismal science of economics to the complex realities of the 21st century and points the way to a sustainable future.
Mal Warwick, coauthor of Values-Driven Business and board chair, Social Venture Network

What if the world s economic system supported everyone and Mother Earth, too? This is now possible thanks to Riane Eisler s The Real Wealth of Nations.
Dr. Robert Muller, former United Nations Assistant Secretary General

Riane Eisler has always been a revolutionary who has forced us to confront our conventional conceptions with unconventional thought. In her new book she applies her revolutionary insights to that most dismal science, economics, and in the process shows us how, with a bit of caring and a great deal of imagination, it need not remain dismal for long. A tour de force!
William F. Schulz, former Executive Director, Amnesty International USA and Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Real Wealth of Nations describes, illustrates, and animates a new perspective on economics. Chock full of examples and compelling facts on how to strengthen the quality of human and natural capital, it shows what is possible and necessary.
Jane Dutton, Chair, Management and Organizations Department, University of Michigan School of Business and author of Energize Your Workplace

In this lively and wide-ranging book, Riane Eisler once again powerfully shows that we need to replace relations of domination with relations of partnership.
Julie A. Nelson, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University and author of Economics for Humans

The Real Wealth of Nations is a must read for all of us. At a time when we desperately need a new voice for a new kind of economics, this great piece of work arrives, rigorously researched, passionately written, and clear as a bell.
Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money

This highly accessible, reader-friendly book will be helpful to business people and entrepreneurs interested in the organizational learning, organizational development, new science, and new leadership arenas. It s a must for anyone who wants a better future for our world.
Barbara G. Stanbridge, former President, National Association of Women Business Owners

This is one of the most important books to be published since the beginning of the new century, crucial at this moment to the well-being of our troubled planet. The Real Wealth of Nations is a source of great hope and resolve.
Susan Griffin, author of A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War

Nothing is more important today than the reinsertion of caring into our political commitments and our economic decisions. Nothing less than the future of our nation is at stake.
Jim Garrison, cofounder, State of the World Forum

Based on rigorous research, Dr. Eisler s new book offers an integrated approach to decrease inequities in society through business, policy, and community changes, as well as the metrics to measure the changes it recommends.
Charlyn Belluzzu, FilmAid International

Breaking new ground, with keen insight and brilliance, Eisler charts the journey to freedom and well-being.
bell hooks, author of All About Love

Every Eisler book breaks new ground and identifies more caring, alternative pathways. From a position of vast experience and expertise, she here takes on the urgent question of economics and once again points us forward with passion, erudition and hope.
V. Spike Peterson, Professor of Political Science and author of A Critical Rewriting of Global Political Economy

Riane Eisler has lent her powerful and unique voice to a topic as significant as it is overlooked. Caregiving has always played a key role in societies. How it is accomplished in our culture will define this generation and profoundly impact the next.
Sandra Burud, PhD, coauthor of Leveraging the New Human Capital

Combining her powerful intellect with far-ranging life experiences, Riane Eisler has written a powerful book that answers the big question, What s the economy for, anyway? If you need any further evidence that the you re on your ownership society the United States has pursued relentlessly for the past 30 years isn t working, or just want to figure out what will, read this book.
John de Graaf, coauthor of Affluenza

Riane Eisler takes on what may be the deepest issue of our time, showing us why systems that ignore caring lead to environmental and social catastrophe. She then gives us a six-step process for building an economy that serves our deepest needs and guides us to a civilization that dissolves problems instead of fueling them.
Gifford Pinchot, III, President, Bainbridge Graduate Institute and author of The Intelligent Organization

This is a most important work. A caring economy would benefit every child, woman, and man, by valuing the immeasurable currencies that make us human.
Raffi Cavoukian, CM, author, singer, and founder of Child Honoring

When there s a Nobel Prize in Caring, Riane Eisler should be the first recipient. With the skill of a world-class therapist, she puts the dismal science of economics on the couch, pierces through its double-speak, and offers practical ways to make it a powerful tool for humanizing our planet. There s no better act of caring than giving this book to every politician, civil servant, CEO, professor, and decision-maker in your life.
Michael Shuman, author of The Small-Mart Revolution
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