The New Social Wealth Index: Investing in the Care of People and Planet

The New Social Wealth Index: Investing in the Care of People and Planet

November 25, 2019 During the July, 2019 Bretton Woods 75 Conference, a team led by Riane Eisler and the Center for Partnership Studies formed for the purpose of developing a new economic Social Wealth Index (SWI) for use by nations and U.S. States to guide enactment of policies that promote optimal human development and protect our natural environment, as well as ensuring business and economic health. The Social Wealth Index Unlike both GDP and most GDP alternatives, the new SWI takes into account findings from neuroscience showing that whether we have the “high…continue reading →
Riane Eisler on Free Speech TV: Caring is Humanity’s Default Tendency

Riane Eisler on Free Speech TV: Caring is Humanity’s Default Tendency

November 19, 2019 Watch the video: Lisa Garr interviews Riane Eisler on The Aware Show for Free Speech TV: “Humanity’s Default with Riane Eisler”. In this interview, Eisler talks about how her latest book, "Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future", provides evidence that caring behavior is actually humanity’s default tendency. To work toward an equitable and non-violent partnership society, we must address gender bias, how we value care in our economy, and pervasive patterns of domination and authoritarianism, which start in the family. The Aware Show…continue reading →
New Stories for Young and Old: Grandfather’s Garden by David Loye

New Stories for Young and Old: Grandfather’s Garden by David Loye

October 23, 2019 Grandfather's Garden by Dr. David Loye (Riane Eisler’s husband, partner in life, and co-founder of the Center for Partnership Studies) is in Riane’s words, “a book for children and grownups alike.” Riane is very excited about this wonderful book and recommends it to everyone as the perfect holiday gift book for all ages. The whimsical short stories in Grandfather’s Garden are partnership theme fables. Kids love the characters (and illustrations) of these imaginative fantasies, such as the Baby Carrot who wanted to be a speed boat racer, Babbage the Cabbage,…continue reading →

Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry: Partnership Societies and Peace Building

October 6, 2019 Susan Coleman interviews Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry, co-authors of Nurturing our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape our Brains, Lives and Future, in this 60-minute interview, part of the Peacebuilding Podcast series. In their conversation, Eisler and Fry use a “biocultural” lens to examine how cultural values are changing, and the inherent gender aspects of our current domination (power over) social system and an emerging partnership (power with) system. Coleman comments: “What Riane so clearly adds to this discussion is that all domination systems, whether they are left…continue reading →
University Partnership Educator Jen Taylor: “Students are Hungry for this Information”

University Partnership Educator Jen Taylor: “Students are Hungry for this Information”

October 15, 2019 CPS’ intrepid Social Media Director, Valerie Young, brought to our attention a Facebook comment from partnership leader Jen Taylor: “I'm guest-teaching four sections of philosophy on Partnership Studies this spring [2019] and my UConn students (60 total) all ordered The Chalice and the Blade as part of the required reading. First time I was able to get the book on the syllabus after 6 years! So happy it's getting the recognition it deserves. Congrats & thank you.” Congratulations to you, Jen, for creatively introducing Riane Eisler’s work and partnership values…continue reading →
Mindset Shift: We Can Change the Gendered System of Values in the Workplace

Mindset Shift: We Can Change the Gendered System of Values in the Workplace

October 4, 2019 In the Business Insider article, cultural historian and social systems scientist Dr. Riane Eisler writes, “To work towards true equity, society needs to have a mindset shift”. She outlines how a gendered system of values in the workplace and in society creates inequalities between men and women and “…it attaches unequal value to the very concepts and definitions of "masculine" and “feminine”, a dynamic especially prevalent in domination social systems. In partnership systems "productive" work is redefined to include caring for and educating people, and the significant economic value of…continue reading →
Love, Caring, and Empathy are Central to Solving World’s Problems

Love, Caring, and Empathy are Central to Solving World’s Problems

September 19, 2019 In her timely article in Thrive Global, Riane Eisler, author and founder of the Center for Partnership Studies, takes a hands-on approach to how love can help us address major global issues. “Findings from both social and biological science indicate that love may be the key to helping us solve some of the world’s most pressing problems”. Eisler: “This human capacity to care – which neuroscience shows is integral to our species – is central to creating the type of social system that will help us find creative solutions to…continue reading →
Riane Eisler: Understanding the Psychology Behind Trump

Riane Eisler: Understanding the Psychology Behind Trump

October 10, 2019 Progressive political activist, author and news show host Egberto Willies interviews Riane Eisler on Politics Done Right. In their discussion on "nurturing humanity out of our political mess” Riane Eisler points out that until we understand the psychology behind Trump and those who elected him, (and didn’t), we will continue cycles of regression. Eisler: “What’s happening in the U.S. today politically is a classic example of regression to the domination side of the social scale”. She points out the importance of becoming more aware of a gendered set of values…continue reading →
Four Steps to an Economics That Can Meet Our Global Challenges

Four Steps to an Economics That Can Meet Our Global Challenges

October 10, 2019 In her keynote speech this summer at Bretton Woods 75, a high-level round table gathering that explored the future of global economics, Dr. Riane Eisler offered a 4-step framework for building a more caring and just economy rooted in a culture of partnership systems. What’s Next? Beyond Capitalism and Socialism demonstrated how we can view economics through the cultural lens of domination systems and partnership systems. Partnership social configurations support an equitable family and social structure, equitable gender roles and relations, leaving behind traditions of violence, and a new narrative…continue reading →
Riane Eisler on Radio Free America: Creative Solutions Are Possible

Riane Eisler on Radio Free America: Creative Solutions Are Possible

September 16, 2019 Listen to the interview with Riane Eisler on Radio Free America: KOPN radio, Columbia, MS. In this 55-minute podcast with Chautauqua’s Deb Hobson, Eisler talks about her new book, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, co-authored by Douglas P. Fry. Eisler has dedicated her life’s work to developing the interdisciplinary field of partnership studies, which recognizes that an underlying paradigm of domination or partnership cultural systems permeates societies worldwide. Eisler: “We need to go beyond both capitalism and socialism and move toward a…continue reading →