Inspirations: Riane Eisler on Creating a Caring Economics (April 2012)
Riane Eisler is a social scientist, evolutionary theorist and cultural historian best known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 25 foreign editions. She has been a leader in the movements for peace, environmental sustainability, economic equity and human rights — pioneering the extension of human rights protection to women’s rights and children’s rights.
Hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking,” Riane’s newest book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, proposes a new approach to economics that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and for our natural environment. She is also the author of Tomorrow’s Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century.
In a live webcast on April 18, 2012, Riane and Lisa Garr enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation about Riane’s theories of partnership, gender, education, caring economics, and much more.