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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: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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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.

This powerful book proposes that we need a radical reformulation of economics, one that supports caring and caregiving at the individual, organizational, societal, and environmental levels.

This caring economics 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 of all types, to the life-supporting processes of nature. Eisler exposes the economic double standard that devalues anything stereotypically associated with women and femininity and shows how this distorts our values and our lives. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Taylor | 2/11/2013

    " Good message, not very disciplined in presentation. I don't believe her proposals are realistic for the US but it will be interesting to see what happens when more countries and economies are under female leadership. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barry | 8/9/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 6/21/2012

    " excellent ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Heme | 8/29/2011

    " Barack please read this, and incorporate, we need a whole new Economic Model "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/20/2011

    " Too much to blurb "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 9/21/2010

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nathan | 8/11/2009

    " Absolute rubbish. This is not an economics book. This is a sociology and social planing book written by someone that doesn't understand free market economics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Manning | 3/29/2009

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 12/8/2008

    " While somewhat idealistic, this book is truly powerful. It really made me think about a lot of things, solidified some of my beliefs and choices, and is definitely something that I want to read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Estrella Esparza-johnson | 11/10/2008

    " 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. "

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