Nurturing Our Humanity

How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future

Nurturing Our Humanity offers a new perspective on our personal and social options in today’s world, showing how to structure our environments-from family and gender relations to politics and economics-to support our great capacities for consciousness, caring, and creativity.


#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.


The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics

Creating A Caring Economics

The great problems of our time such as poverty, inequality, war, terrorism, and environmental degradation are due in part to our flawed economic models that set the wrong priorities and misallocate resources. Conventional economic measures, policies, and practices fail to give visibility and value to the most essential human work the work of caring and caregiving.