Trump’s backwards budget threatens national security

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 Economic Indicators (SWEIs) provide compelling data showing that investments in care, education, and the irreducible needs of people and the environment produce enormous returns. Gains in “social wealth”, i.e. that which promotes human well-being, such as natural resources,…Read more
Mom Power and Paid Leave by Valerie Young

Mom Power and Paid Leave by Valerie Young

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 of society? “Our lack of a nationally guaranteed paid family leave program is a big clue. Our culture and our policies ignore the economic contribution of care… the US invests the least in early childhood education and care…Read more
A Different Lens for Viewing the Craziness

A Different Lens for Viewing the Craziness

March 4, 2017: Read the new Huffington Post article by CPS Power of Partnership Alumni Pamela Hale. Pamela writes: “We are asking ourselves, “Am I supporting and perpetuating the dominator principle, which relies on power over another, or am I living out a partnership approach based on caring, empathy and respect?” This post features an overview of Riane Eisler’s four cornerstones of building a partnership culture: 1. Partnership childhood relations 2. Partnership gender relations 3. Caring economics and 4. Shifting cultural beliefs, myths and stories Pamela offers her framework for a personal call…Read more
Letter to Riane from IJPS cover artist Barbara Schaefer

Letter to Riane from IJPS cover artist Barbara Schaefer

See the latest issue of the International Journal of Partnership Studies: Caring Democracy Dear Riane: I am excited to share with you my painting, Finestra del Oro, featured in the new International Journal of Partnership Studies issue on a Caring Democracy. Riane Eisler, president of the Center for Partnership Studies and founder of the Caring Economy Campaign, is the Guest Editor for this issue. This painting is from the early 2000's and was lost by movers when the owner recently changed states. So I'm glad Riane asked me show it here. It's as…Read more
Mothering Nature: Dr. Riane Eisler interviewed in Psychology Today

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 we at a significant moment in human cultural evolution? Dr. Eisler: “Yes there are signs of movement toward a partnership system where – beginning with the basic difference in our species between male and female – difference is…Read more
Caring Economy: the true power behind energy efficiency

Caring Economy: the true power behind energy efficiency

Jeanine Otte, certified Caring Economy Advocate, helps families and businesses in the Chicago area reduce their energy use and save money by improving their energy efficiency. Jeanine: “Our research team has analyzed the benefits of energy efficiency to explore positive consequences outside of saving energy…especially those on a limited income…both the Caring Economy and the Partnership frameworks are helpful in measuring the full impact of our work here at Elevate Energy.” Jeanine is collecting stories from her community that show the true power behind a caring economy and energy efficiency—caring for people where…Read more
Acclaimed systems scientist Riane Eisler addresses 5 key questions

Acclaimed systems scientist Riane Eisler addresses 5 key questions

Susie Taylor recently interviewed acclaimed systems scientist and Caring Economy Campaign founder Riane Eisler about the status of women worldwide. Hear what Riane has to say in response to five key questions: • What is the status of women worldwide? • What’s wrong with the economy? • How do we transition from one system to another? • What does feminism mean? • What is the connection between intimate and international violence? Riane Eisler is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, as well as the creator of The Caring Economy Campaign. She…Read more
Which kind of society do we choose to create – Domination or Partnership? Interview with Debra Moffitt

Which kind of society do we choose to create – Domination or Partnership? Interview with Debra Moffitt

Do we choose a world of cooperation and kindness or fear and authoritarian control? The model we choose, whether conscious or not, defines our quality of life. There is an alternative to the domination model of power that we are experiencing now in the U.S. where women, childcare, and mothering are undervalued. In a partnership society, both men and women are equally valued. The people, groups and societies based on partnership value non-violence and caring. Read Debra Moffitt’s new article Are You Partner or Dominator? —and read her new interview with Center for…Read more
In a caring economy, investment in human capacity leads to economic strength

In a caring economy, investment in human capacity leads to economic strength

The climate is right for investing in a caring economy. Hoa Nguyen’s recent Women’s e-news article “Is the U.S. Ready to Start Caring About the Crisis in Caretaking?” highlights the work of the Center for Partnership Studies and stresses the value of Social Wealth Economic Indicators, an initiative of the Caring Economy Campaign. Nguyen shares the story of Kristy Umfleet, a pre-K teacher in North Carolina struggling to make ends meet while staying committed to her chosen profession of early childhood education. The article states: “A national budget built on the principles of…Read more
What’s the Forecast For Care?

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 work primarily performed by women. Viewed through the powerful lens of the Caring Economy Campaign’s Social Wealth Economic Indicators, the link between public investment in a care infrastructure and human well-being becomes visible. Policies that support care and value…Read more
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