Partnerism: A socio-economic system that values and rewards caring for one another, nature, and our collective future.
The argument of Capitalism versus Socialism fails to recognize that both are rooted in domination systems, which have caused 6,000+ years of suffering and injustice. There is another way — a socio-economic system that supports mutual respect, non-violence, equality, empowerment, and caring: Partnerism.
- A socio-economic system in which all relationships, institutions, policies, and organizations are based on principles of equitable partnership that support linking rather than ranking and hierarchies of actualization rather than hierarchies of domination.
- The opposite of a domination system, wherein hierarchies of domination are maintained through fear and force in all areas, from families and education to economics and politics.
- The perspective required to develop our human capacity to care for people, regardless of gender, race, and other categories, and to care for nature.
- A new social category that transcends conventional ones, such as capitalism/socialism, Right/Left, religious/secular, and Eastern/Western.
- A system in which the work of caring for people, starting in infancy, and caring for nature is highly valued and rewarded in both the market and non-market economic sectors, regardless of gender.