June 16, 2021
Dr.Riane Eisler joined Elisabeth Sechser on her German podcast Gutes Neues Arbeiten or "Good New Work" in english. This particular episode of the podcast is in english, but a German version is coming out soon.
In this episode titled "Domination systems prevent economic and human development", Eisler discusses her research on Caring Economics, the quality of life of women as a powerful indicator of everyone’s quality of life, GPD and its illogical but pathological view on value creation, the economic contribution of unpaid work, the Social Wealth Index, and the economic value of caring. Eisler ends the episode with a few calls to action.
Elisabeth Sechser's description of the podcast episode provides more detail:
"We know that current but old economic concepts have harmful gaps. And we know that these gaps are still causing a lot of damage. Isn't it very strange that these harmful concepts still dominate our work, our society? Our so-called "economic professionals" cling to them and tell us that we will fix the damage these concepts have caused by keep on using these concepts? Sounds crazy. It is crazy.
Old, incomplete concepts have brought us to where we currently are. And yes: the damage is definitely significant, and we won’t solve the big problems this way.
Good news: Dr. Riane Eisler has dedicated her entire life to writing and speaking about how "investment in caring for and educating people is the best investment a nation can make" and that "the economy is a human creation. We can change it”.
If you are ready to think about Caring Economics, if you want to listen to what economy has to do with caring for children and caring for our nature, you will get food for thought in this episode. Right after you can delve into Riane Eisler’s books.
Dr. Riane Eisler, JD, PhD (hon), is President of the Center for Partnership Systems, cultural historian and evolutionary theorist, social scientist, attorney, and author.
Her research, writing and speaking have influenced fields ranging from history, literature, philosophy, art, economics, psychology, anthropology, human rights, education, religious studies to economics, political science, women’s studies, management studies and healthcare."
“High-quality human capital is not produced in the university!” - Riane Eisler
“It is economic suicide not to invest in human capacity development.” - Riane Eisler