The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics

by Riane Eisler.
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The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics
Author:
Riane Eisler.
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San Francisco
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Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Year:
2007 (hardcover), 2008 (paper)
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318
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English
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No License (All right reserved)
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1-57675-629-7
Last Updated:
May 28th, 2013
Abstract

America is teetering on the precipice of economic disaster. Commentators blame deregulated markets and a few bad apples at the top. But these are symptoms of deeper problems. Eminent social scientist and bestselling author Riane Eisler points the way to a sustainable and equitable economy that gives value to caring for our greatest economic assets: people and our natural environment.

This powerful book shows that the great problems of our time - such as poverty, inequality, war, terrorism, and environmental degradation - are due largely to flawed economic systems that set th wrong priorities and misallocate resources. Conventional economic models fail to value and support the most essential human work: caring and caregiving. So basic human needs are increasingly neglected, despair and ecological destruction escalate, and the resulting social tensions fuel many of the conflicts we face today.

Eisler offers a bold reformation: a caring economics that transcends traditional categories like capitalist and socialist and offers enormous economic and social benefits. She describes business policies and practices, innovative economic indicators that incorporate caregiving activities, and new social structures. And she lays out practical steps we can take to move towards a society based on this more humane and effective economic model.

Like her classic, The Chalice and the Blade, The Real Wealth of Nations is a bold and insightful look at how to create a world in which everyone can achieve the full measure of their humanity.

The Real Wealth of Nations gives us a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking . . . this brilliant book shows how we can build economic systems that meet both our material and spiritual needs. ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate

 

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