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 --…Read more

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…Read more

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…Read more