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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (78 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Riane Eisler Narrator: Sandra Swafford Publisher: Polity Audio LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations provided the first, most influential and lasting explanation of the workings of modern economics. But with his focus on the market as the best mechanism for producing and distributing the necessities of life, Smith's concepts only told part of the story, leading to flawed economic models that devalue activities that fall outside of the market's parameters of buying and selling. The real wealth of nations, Riane Eisler argues, is not merely financial, but includes the contributions of people and our natural environment. Here, Eisler goes beyond the market to reexamine economics from a larger perspective - and shows that we must give visibility and value to the socially and economically essential work of caring for people and the planet if we are to meet the enormous challenges we face.

Eisler proposes a new caring economics that takes into account the full spectrum of economic activities - from the life-sustaining activities of the household, to the life-enriching activities of caregivers and communities, to the life-supporting processes of nature. She shows how our values are distorted by the economic double standard that devalues anything stereotypically associated with women and femininity; reveals how current economic models are based on a deep-seated culture of domination; and shows how human needs would be better served by economic models based on caring. Most importantly, she provides practical proposals for new economic inventions - new measures, policies, rules, and practices - to bring about a caring economics that fulfills human needs.

Like her classic The Chalice and the Blade, The Real Wealth of Nations is a bold and insightful look at how to create a society in which each of us can achieve the full measure of our humanity. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Estrella Esparza-johnson | 7/21/2013

    " Having completed the last chapter in this trilogy of work by Riane Eisler I am left inspired,informed and empowered. It is my sincerest hope that more people will read this and the other books of this group and one reader at a time transform the global conversation about partnership and caring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ann Manning | 2/1/2013

    " Excellent book for those who want to understand/think more deeply about what we value and how to measure economically what we value. The current economic system doesn't work and we need to move beyond Capitalism and Socialism Riane Eisler helps lead the way and gives you lots to think about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Natalie | 9/10/2012

    " Like most social progressives, she has a bone to pick...but it's an extremely valid one. Skip right to part 3 after the intro for the meaty discussion on ending Dommination Economics, and creating a Partnering Economics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Barry | 8/25/2012

    " I couldn't finish this book. It is good material, and I'm sympathetic to the overall message, but I found this dull. Perhaps that is more about me and the kind of writing style I like than anything. I enjoyed Marilyn Waring's "Counting for nothing" much more. "

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