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 […]

Caregivers really keep America safe

By Kate Duva The word economy comes from the Greek word oikos, for home — and the economy would collapse without domestic care workers, who are the invisible fuel of our economy, doing the work at home that makes it possible for others to go out and do all other work. There are few jobs as essential […]

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 […]

Changing Our Story course empowers cultural transformation leaders

What if the story we’ve been taught leaves out a huge swath of our history, limiting our personal and social possibilities? Acclaimed cultural historian and futurist Riane Eisler dismantles outmoded notions of human nature, gender, and violence, and explores new possibilities for our future in her popular cultural transformation course Changing Our Story, Changing Our […]

Women & Money: Dr. Eisler interview on REALTalk

In her March 29, 2017 radio interview for REALTalk on Voice of Vashon, Riane Eisler outlines steps to an economy that values human dignity, caring practices, and our environment. Crucial questions Eisler answers include: Why have women been at an economic disadvantage in both capitalist and socialist systems? What can we do to change this? […]

New film: The Economics of Happiness

Today, the UN International Day of Happiness, is the perfect occasion to spread the word about Local Future’s film The Economics of Happiness.   Films for Action has called it “one of the most important and useful films for inspiring change that has been made in a generation”, and from now until the end of […]

Toward a Caring Economy: Working in Partnership With Nature and Each Other

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 See Debra Moffitt’s latest interview with Riane Eisler on Divinely Inspired Living radio. www.unity.fm/episode/DivinelyInspiredLiving_031417 It’s clear the traditional economy isn’t working. With greater wealth gaps and droves of people fleeing corporate 9-to-5 life, there has to be a better way. But what is it? Dr. Riane Eisler, author of The Real […]

LUCY: Investing in parents is smart business

Caring Economy leader Alice Stroud shared with us a new initiative that has just launched in the San Francisco Bay Area to support parents and employers support the work-home-work transition for new parents. LUCY is reimagining care for expectant parents. “Even though there have been fantastic advances in science, medicine, and technology around fertility, pregnancy, […]

Exploring Your Creative Constellation with Sara Saltee: March 24 -April 14

Creativity drives quality human capital that supports a healthy, caring economy. Join Sara Saltee, creativity coach and longtime Director of CPS’s Leadership and Learning Programs, as she introduces her original framework for discovering not IF you are creative, but HOW you are creative. She’ll reveal her exciting new vision for understanding personal creativity and show […]

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 […]