Four Pillars of a Caring Economy

Four Pillars of a Caring Economy

November 24, 2020 We at CPS are excited to share Laura Giradorou Koch’s article “What is Normal? Are We Shifting to a Caring Economy?” in the November 2020 online issue of Business Fit Magazine. In this comprehensive article, Koch highlights the work of Riane Eisler, specifically four foundational aspects of a caring economy: To value and make visible caring for the environment To value and make visible the work of care To invest in the development of early childhood education: our most important asset To pursue transparency and metrics in the Caring Economy:…continue reading →
Riane Eisler: We Can Change the Rules of the Game

Riane Eisler: We Can Change the Rules of the Game

November 19, 2020 Check out the November 16, 2020 interview with Riane Eisler with major Austrian news source ORF.at. In We Can Change the Rules of the Game, Eisler refers to her book The Real Wealth of Nations— the German version titled “The Misunderstood Foundations of the Economy”—calling for economic change. Eisler “…describes today's economic system as "neither sustainable nor fair". It is not able to cope with current or future challenges. The pandemic is forcing us to question our “old normal”; we have to move on to an economic system that I…continue reading →
From Domination to Partnership: a Planetary Ethic

From Domination to Partnership: a Planetary Ethic

November 6, 2020 In this Literary Hub podcast interview, Our Economics of Domination and Exploitation is Wrecking the Planet, Riane Eisler talks with Andrew Keen about domination economics and the exploitation of nature. Riane Eisler: “So let’s talk about the soil now. We’ve been told the wrong story, a false story, about our cultural origins for millennia. We relate it more in a partnership way, and for a long period in our prehistory—I deal with that, as you know, in The Chalice and the Blade and Sacred Pleasure—as you said, the Earth was…continue reading →
Jed Diamond: Masculinity in America, After the Election

Jed Diamond: Masculinity in America, After the Election

Masculinity in America: Biden, Trump, Partnership and Domination November 9, 2020 by Jed Diamond, CPS Partner Post U.S. election, with the Coronavirus continuing to infect more than 50,000 Americans a day, the U.S. has elected Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. When voting, we may have asked,  “Which man will truly protect and serve us? When faced with complex social problems that are difficult to understand and solve, it’s human nature to cling to our group. But an even more ancient question must be answered. Which type of masculinity…continue reading →
The New Compassionate Male and the Myth of Liminality

The New Compassionate Male and the Myth of Liminality

November 5, 2020 By Clay Boykin During the 12th century the myth of the Holy Grail surfaced. Since then, countless stories and legends have been written about it including, stories about King Arthur and his knights and, in more recent times, Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Holy Grail is said to be an artifact from the Bible and to have supernatural powers to heal, and to grant immortality to anyone who drinks water from it. In the Grail Myth, the Fisher King has a grave wound that will not heal. As a…continue reading →
The New Systems Reader: Alternatives to a Failed Economy

The New Systems Reader: Alternatives to a Failed Economy

October 27, 2020 Check out the new book: The New Systems Reader: Alternatives to a Failed Economy, by the Next System Project’s co-chair Gus Speth, and Kathleen Courrier. Riane Eisler, author and founder of the Center for Partnership Studies, and David Loye, author and cultural evolution thought leader both have contributed chapters to the book. The New Systems Reader: Alternatives to a Failed Economy offers new approaches to the multiple existential crises that are throwing into question the capacity of today’s political economy to address them. The Next System Project is a CPS Partner.…continue reading →
An Economy of Our Own Special Event with Riane Eisler and Friends

An Economy of Our Own Special Event with Riane Eisler and Friends

October 26, 2020 CPS partner organization An Economy of Our Own is hosting The Invisible Woman panel on October 27, 2020, 8-9pm Eastern Time. Riane Eisler will join fellow panelists Khara Jabola-Carolus, Patti Maciecz, and Martha Collins. The work women do is mostly underpaid, always undervalued, and frequently invisible. That won’t change till we change the way we value women’s contributions, paid or unpaid. Our society values what we count and measure. Advocates for a Caring Economy insist we count and value how caring makes the world go around. Riane Eisler (feminist ROCK…continue reading →
Riane Eisler’s The Real Wealth of Nations: New German Edition

Riane Eisler’s The Real Wealth of Nations: New German Edition

October 22, 2020 The updated, condensed version of Riane Eisler's The Real Wealth of Nations is now available in German with the new title of The Ignored Foundations of Economics (Die verkannten Grundlagen der Ökonomie). It is now available for German, Swiss, and Austrian readers, and it more timely than ever. Publishers: Buch Contact Contact: Charlotte Boschen: buchcontact@buchcontact.de Order the Book Eine 'Caring Economy' als wirtschaftliches Zukunftsmodell Wirtschaft verzahnt mit Fürsorge-Arbeit – das sprengt konventionelles Denken, schreibt Riane Eisler in "Die verkannten Grundlagen der Ökonomie" (Büchner Verlag). Darin entwirft die vielfach ausgezeichnete Kulturhistorikerin,…continue reading →
In Partnership: Riane Eisler

In Partnership: Riane Eisler

October 14, 2020 In this Good People series interview, Raman Frey interviews Riane Eisler on her articulation of the Partnerism framework and how it might shape our world. “Partnerism was introduced in my book The Real Wealth of Nations to describe a Caring Economics of Partnerism that goes beyond both capitalism and socialism. Here the primary goal of both markets and government policies, as well as of all of society, is caring for people, starting at birth, and caring for nature. This is essential not only for human and environmental reasons but for…continue reading →
Partnerism: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure for the Post-Coronavirus World

Partnerism: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure for the Post-Coronavirus World

October 13, 2020 Thanks to our partner Jed Diamond for the October 5, 2020 article in the Willits News (Ukiah, CA) "Partnerism: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure for the Post-Coronavirus World". Diamond shares his understanding of Riane Eisler's work in cultural evolution in the context of relations between women and men; and how a new awareness of partnership systems, or Partnerism, can help the wounds of age-old hierarchical domination patterns. Diamond: "At a time when many women were blaming men for the dysfunctional state of the world, it was refreshing to find a scholar…continue reading →