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 of the natural environment is critical “because our personal as well as our economic well-being depend on it in terms of our quality of life and the availability of natural resources.”

Social Wealth Economic Indicators (SWEIs), developed by Riane Eisler and the Caring Economy Campaign, emphasize the role of both social and natural capital. SWEIs show that a strong economy and caring for people and nature go hand in hand.

Join Riane Eisler online on March 2, 11am Pacific for the free Caring Economy Starter Course.

The Starter Course introduces the Economics of Care and shows how you can work with SWEIs to help create a more just, prosperous, and sustainable way of life.


Restructuring our economic system to include the value of care and work in harmony with nature’s principles of ecology is a part of an emergent Partnership model.

Learn more about the Caring Economy Campaign and Social Wealth Economic Indicators

Learn more about the Partnership framework at The Center for Partnership Studies