Building a Caring Economy
If democracy and the freedom we enjoy are to survive, we need to continue to evolve a collective vision of an economy, a political system, and a social system that work for all of us.
Over the past 30 years, thought leader and author Riane Eisler has developed a robust social and political model that presents a protective, supportive structure for our democracy. In The Real Wealth of Nations (2008), she proposes the well-researched and historical Partnership Model of organizing societies, which includes a caring economics. This new economic model has led to the development of more accurate measures of countries’ economic success: Social Wealth Economic Indicators (SWEIs). One critical aspect of these measures involves including the impact that every decision we make has on the Earth, and on current and future generations.