By Riane Eisler
Adam Smith's The Wealth of countries supplied the 1st, so much influential and lasting rationalization of the workings of contemporary economics. yet along with his concentrate on "the market" because the most sensible mechanism for generating and allotting the must haves of existence, Smith's strategies basically informed a part of the tale, resulting in unsuitable financial types that devalue actions that fall outdoor of the market's parameters of shopping for and promoting. the genuine wealth of countries, Riane Eisler argues, isn't really in basic terms monetary, yet contains the contributions of individuals and our normal setting. the following, Eisler is going past the marketplace to reexamine economics from a bigger perspective--and exhibits that we needs to supply visibility and cost to the socially and economically crucial paintings of taking care of humans and the planet if we're to fulfill the large demanding situations we're facing.
Eisler proposes a brand new "caring economics" that takes into consideration the complete spectrum of financial activities--from the life--sustaining actions of the loved ones, to the life-enriching actions of caregivers and groups, to the life-supporting approaches of nature. She exhibits how our values are distorted by way of the commercial double general that devalues something stereotypically linked to ladies and femininity; unearths how present fiscal versions are in response to a deep-seated tradition of domination; and exhibits how human wishes will be larger served through fiscal types according to worrying. most significantly, she offers functional proposals for brand new fiscal inventions--new measures, rules, ideas, and practices--to lead to a worrying economics that fulfills human needs.
Like her vintage The Chalice and the Blade, the genuine Wealth of countries is a daring and insightful examine tips to create a society during which each one people can in achieving the complete degree of our humanity.
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--Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate
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--Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace
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--Deepak Chopra, writer of existence After Death
"In the genuine Wealth of countries, Riane Eisler, lengthy a voice of sanity and readability in an more and more complicated global, does what has been desperately wanted for a very long time: carry again a human-and nature-centric viewpoint to economics to teach how ends and potential may be integrated."
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--Thom Hartmann, writer of Screwed and The final Hours of historical Sunlight
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-- Jeffrey Hollender, President, 7th iteration, Inc.
"In the genuine Wealth of countries, Riane Eisler lays out a entire and compelling argument for why we needs to switch nationwide and international priorities approximately what paintings, and which employees, we value--including around the world attitudes in the direction of taking care of our children."
--Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's security Fund
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-- The Honorable Vigdis Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland 1980-1996
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--Eve Ensler, writer of The Vagina Monologues
"From 3rd global poverty to weather switch, it has turn into more and more transparent that conventional fiscal considering is not just not able to resolve today's myriad of difficulties; it's liable for lots of them. Riane Eisler's outstanding new publication expands the scope and perform of economics past capitalism and socialism to a brand new economics during which fairness, justice, and environmental sanity succeed. needs to reading!"
-- Morris Dees, Co-founder, Southern Poverty legislation Center
"This is an excellent, hopeful, e-book no longer approximately the place we've got been economically, yet concerning the capability for economics to mirror what we really price, caliber of lifestyles, and caliber of the environment."
-- Daniel Kammen, Co-Director, Berkeley Institute of our surroundings, Founding Director, Renewable and acceptable power Laboratory, college of California
"Why has traditional economics been so gradual to provide compelling, necessary responses to our most deadly demanding situations, comparable to environmental degradation or raging inequalities? Riane Eisler solutions this query, and in doing so, reinvents the dismal technology, infusing it with the basic constituents it must get us out the extraordinarily slender field within which we've been stuck."
-- Jared Bernstein, fiscal coverage Institute, writer, All jointly Now: good judgment for a good Economy
"Visionary social critic Riane Eisler bargains readers hard new how you can take into consideration economics, worrying, and finishing domination within the Wealth of countries. Breaking new flooring, with prepared perception and brilliance she charts the adventure to freedom and well-being."
-- bell hooks, writer, All approximately Love
"Listen to Riane Eisler! not anyone is healthier at conveying the pressing message that we needs to abandon our financial double average, and begin valuing the basic paintings of taking good care of and making an investment in ourselves and our environment."
-- Ann Crittenden, writer, the cost of Motherhood
"When there's a Nobel Prize in being concerned, Riane Eisler merits to be the 1st recipient. With the ability of a worldclass therapist, she places the dismal technological know-how of economics at the sofa, pierces via its double-speak and contradictions, and indicates functional methods for a way it might probably develop into a strong instrument for humanizing. There should be no higher act of worrying than giving this e-book to each baby-kisser, civil servant, CEO, professor, and decisionmaker on your life."
-- Michael Shuman, writer, The Small-Mart Revolution
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Extra info for The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics
Historically, the introduction of new technologies has brought some changes in valuations. For example, in a primarily agricultural economy, land was considered the most valuable asset. With the technological shift to a primarily industrial economy, machinery and other capital assets gradually acquired greater value. But valuations based on technological factors are only a small part of the values side of the economic equation. Much more important, and more resistant to change, are the underlying cultural values and social structures of which economic systems are a part.
This broader analysis examines matters not considered by most mainstream economists, including cultural beliefs and social institutions that on the surface seem unrelated to economics. It pays special attention to beliefs about what is and is not valuable. It looks at relationships, at women and men, families and work, technology, politics, and all the many other threads that together form the living economy of our interconnected and increasingly threatened planet. Indeed, it takes into account areas completely alien to conventional economic analyses: the early parentchild relations and the relations between the female and male halves of humanity that profoundly affect people’s values and interactions, including economic ones.
The top 10 percent owns 85 to 90 percent of stocks, bonds, trust funds, and business equities, and over 75 percent of non-home real estate. As University of California Professor Bottom 80 percent: 9% of fin. wealth Next 10 percent: 11% of fin. wealth Top 1 percent: Next 5 percent: 40% of fin. wealth 12% of fin. wealth Next 4 percent: 28% of fin. wealth FINANCIAL WEALTH DISTRIBUTION, 200123 Economics Through a Wider Lens 41 tors to those of middle managers—are being phased out. And lying ahead is what will happen to jobs in both the developed and developing world when we move more to robotics, artificial intelligence, and other forms of technologically sophisticated automation.
The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics by Riane Eisler