What’s the Forecast For Care?

Care is a big part of our economy and shapes all our lives. In the new Huffington Post article, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riane-eisler/whats-the-forecast-for-ca_b_11305106.html Riane Eisler and Valerie Young review party platforms’ responses to policies that support care including gender pay gap, maternity leave and support for elder care workers. Our nation invests less than any other developed country on supporting the care […]

Whole systems change: a new paper by Riane Eisler

Want to learn more about why a Caring Economy is an essential part of systemic economic change? Check out Riane Eisler’s new essay “Whole Systems Change: A Framework & First Steps for Social/Economic Transformation” in Next System: Possibilities and Proposals, a Next System Project series. Today’s nuclear and biological weapons give us destructive powers once attributed only […]

Qualitative growth translated to economics

In this interview with systems thinker Fritjof Capra, “Why Economists Don’t Know How to Think About Growth”, Evonomics advisor Eric Michael Johnson explores the role of systems thinking in economics. Capra shows how qualitative indicators, including equity and the state of the natural environment, are useful in addressing economic issues. He asserts that the state […]

UN launches initiative for women’s economic empowerment at Davos

The Guardian, January 21, 216: Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, announced in Davos on Thursday that he was creating his organization’s first high-level panel on women’s economic empowerment. Globally, women earn 24% less than men for doing the same work. “The empowerment of the world’s women is a global imperative,” Ban Ki-moon said. “Yet […]

Early Childhood Education: Are we hurting kids at school?

Children – the Nation’s Best Investment : Early Childhood Education Policy Matters Susan Ochshorn (author of “Squandering America’s Future: Why Early Childhood Education Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children.”) sent this this CNN Opinion story to us. Universally available prekindergarten is essential to developing America’s human capital. True, preschool isn’t enough — […]

Netflix, Microsoft lead the way in improved parental leave policies

Netflix announces “unlimited” paid parental leave for moms and dads Although the U.S. and Papua New Guinea are the only countries among 185 nations that have not yet imposed government-mandated policies requiring employers to offer paid maternity leave, American tech companies like Microsoft, Netflix, Google and Intel are ahead of the curve. Tech industry companies […]

The Robots are Coming: How a Caring Economy Is the Best App for a Shrinking Job Market

by Riane Eisler, Huffington Post The tech and automation job-quake is finally gaining attention, with predictions that nearly half of American jobs will be lost within a couple of decades. Yet too many leaders still avert their eyes, making decisions through a rear-view mirror rather than planning for a horizon already upon us. Even worse, the […]

Dear Mom, Thanks for Nurturing the U.S. Economy

by Allison Stevens, Women’s eNews There’s nothing like the “fatherhood bonus” for moms. To the contrary, moms hit the “maternal wall,” get slammed with the “mommy-tax” and pay the “motherhood penalty.” Mothers have more difficulty advancing in their careers, don’t get paid as much as women without children, men or men with children and lose big […]

Unpaid and Undervalued Care Work Keeps Women on the Brink

This revealing piece by Riane Eisler and Kim Otis in the 2014 Shriver Report shouts from the rooftops a message that is, perhaps, more important than ever before: that our devaluation of the stereotypically “women’s work” of care and care giving has, and will continue to keep, women and families in poverty. As Eisler and Otis write: […]