Realities Missing from Political Debates

Politics and entertainment used to reside in separate spheres. But in this year’s Presidential campaign coverage, they’ve converged. While this has driven up TV ratings and network incomes, it’s been a dangerous pastime for a country already behind in the things that matter. In the heated exchange of taunts and putdowns, even the questions to candidates have ignored one of the most serious threats to US economic competitiveness: our nation’s failure to invest in our children — our future human capital. The people who want to lead this country have to start talking…continue reading →

The Next System Project: Whole Systems Change

  On March 16, The Next Systems Project Associate Cecilia Gingerich interviewed CPS founder Riane Eisler about her path to discovering the need and ideal methods for establishing what Eisler calls Whole Systems Change. In the interview, Eisler discusses specific economic elements necessary for a partnership system and how nations can move to bringing those elements to the forefront of policy.  The interview also includes Eisler's report "Whole Systems Change: A Framework & First Steps for Social/Economic Transformation," which was part of the New System Project's "New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals" series.continue reading →

Business Leaders: Impacting Policy Change

Posted by Kendra Pink on October 29, 2015 Kendra Pink is a recent graduate of the Caring Economy Advocates Program. Kendra is certified as a Caring Economy Conversation Leader in Portland, OR. My company, Knowledge Universe, is the nation’s largest private provide of early childhood education. We also partner closely with employers in implementing family care solutions to enhance their benefit programs and talent strategies. We know these programs have an effect on the bottom line of their business, because taking care of people, employees, is taking care of business. As our partner,…continue reading →
Taking Stock in Our Children: In a Time of Volatile Markets, How We Can Play the ‘Long Game’ by Investing in Our Society’s Future

Taking Stock in Our Children: In a Time of Volatile Markets, How We Can Play the ‘Long Game’ by Investing in Our Society’s Future

by Riane Eisler and Valerie Young October 5, 2015 When world markets convulse, people tend to think short term. But as a society, we must start focusing on what investors call the "long game" -- re-examining our economic priorities to improve and stabilize more lives over time. Continuing to behave as we have will only prolong economic instability and the growing gap between haves and have-nots. Our skyrocketing child poverty, incarceration, and income inequality rates are not inevitable or irreversible. They are the result of policy failures, and policies can be changed --…continue reading →

Leadership for a Caring Economy in the Philippines

By Ann Amberg, MCS, Associate Director of CPS’ Leadership & Learning Programs Theresa Balayon is an inspired change agent, seasoned community leader and graduate of the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Advocates Program and Changing Our Story, Changing Our Lives: Riane Eisler’s Cultural Transformation Course.  She is a catalyst for change at the government level: under Theresa’s guidance, Caring Economy will be part of the platform of a Filipino presidential aspirant. She is also taking the lead as a policy advocate and Caring Economy conversation leader for local barangays (village councils). Theresa…continue reading →

Back to Work and Still Bleeding: The Shame and Peril of American Maternity Leave

by Jessica Shortall posted 11/18/2015 in the Huffington Post What does a working mother look like? Never mind that you will get nothing done if you attempt to work at a desk with your baby on your lap. Never mind that it really looks like this: "I gave birth to twins and went back to work after 7 unpaid weeks. Emotionally, I was a wreck. Physically, I had a severe hemorrhage during labor, and major tearing ... so I could barely get up, sit, or walk. My employer told me I wasn't allowed…continue reading →