Trump’s backwards budget threatens national security

April 14, 2017 by Valerie Young, Outreach Director for CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign Trump’s budget suggests that national strength rests on violence, weaponry, and the ability to destroy. But what we know is that peace, abundant natural resources, and a free, educated, and healthy population are the foundations of a strong democratic nation. Social Wealth […]

Mom Power and Paid Leave

Thursday, April 6, 2017 In this new Moms Pump Here post, Valerie Young, JD., public policy analyst and Outreach Director for the Caring Economy Campaign, discusses the need for more caring economic policies that values the contributions of women and mothers. What’s holding women back from achieving a status equal with men in every level […]

Mothering Nature: Dr. Riane Eisler interviewed in Psychology Today

There are signs of movement toward a partnership system, despite our environment crisis and the troubling rise of authoritarian power in the world. In the March 8, 2017 blog post in Psychology Today, Rachel Clark interviews cultural change leader Riane Eisler as part of the new series “Mothering Nature in the Age of Trump”. Are […]

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 […]

The Failure of the Phrase ‘Work-Life Balance’

by Anne-Marie Slaughter How people think and talk about an issue matters. Every time people say “working mother” but don’t say “working father,” every time people talk about parental issues (or caregiving issues generally) as “women’s issues,”—together these small failures continually reinforce the assumption that it is up to women to raise children and care […]

Democracy, the 1%, and a Caring Economy

By Valerie Young for the Center for Partnership Studies When a few people have managed to harness the power of democratic capitalism to benefit themselves but disadvantage many others, curious minds want to know:  What the heck is going on here? As a public policy analyst and outreach director of the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Campaign, […]