#35 “Domination systems prevent economic and human development.”

The Economic Value of Caring: We know that economic concepts from the past often show dangerous gaps. And we know those gaps are causing a lot of damage to our societies today. Nevertheless, our economists are clinging to obsolete theory and such theory still dominates our approaches to work, as well as social and societal advancement. Riane Eisler, the guest of my new podcast episode, has long argued that when starting to think about economics, our thinking must be complete – not littered with gaps. While old, incomplete concepts and theory have brought us to where we currently are, we will not be capable of solving the big problems of today by applying those very same concepts over and over again. There is good news, though, according to Riane Eisler: “The economy is a human creation. We can change it. And: Investment in caring for and educating people is the best investment a nation can make.” If you are ready to learn about Caring Economics, if you want to understand what economics have to do with caring for children and caring for our nature, then you will get food for thought in this podcast episode. Right after that, you might delve into one of Riane Eisler’s 12books, which include her classic bestseller The Chalice and the blade, and the award-winning Tomorrow’s children. A German book about her work is also available. A German podcast episode is coming soon.

Dr. Riane Eisler, JD, PhD (hon), is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, 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.

In this episode about some of her research results on Caring Economics, Eisler, now aged 89, warns that “it is economic suicide not to invest in human capacity development.” However: “High-quality human capital is not produced in the university.” Eisler and I also talked about women’s quality of life as a powerful indicator of everyone’s quality of life. It is a conversation episode about the GPD and its illogical, or actually pathological conception of value creation; about the economic contribution of unpaid work; about the latest on the Social Wealth Index, as well as about the economic value of caring. No conversation with Riane Eisler can be complete without a few calls to action, in order to get “from domination system to partnership system.” From Alpha to Beta. From an unhealthy economic approach to a healthy economy and society. According to Eisler, we can work the system, together.

**More about RIANE EISLER, about her work and books  **Leseempfehlung in Deutsche: Die verkannten Grundlagen der Ökonomie, Wege zu einer Caring Economy**Das Poster-Geschenk “demokratie unternehmen” mit einem Zitat von Riane Eisler, Alle Podcastfolgen auf einen Blick **Mir schreiben könnt ihr so elisabeth.sechser@sichtart.at **Mich anrufen so +436766103913 **Wir hören uns! Elisabeth Sechser www.sichtart.at