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The Economics of Partnerism – The Real Wealth of Nations

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To start off this season, I am fortunate to have as my guest the world famous cultural historian, social scientist, author, and attorney, Dr. Riane Eisler, along with the Interim Chair of the Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies at Marylhurst University and Riane's good friend and colleague, Dr. Susan Carter.

 
This show will focus on the importance of taking a long hard look at what we value in economic terms. Why should our national productivity, and thus what we measure success by, be measured by the current GDP/GNP, gross domestic and national products, when these indicators do not represent what we truly value—family, community, equity, caring? Do we value plumbers over those who provide our child care when we are at work? The difference in pay sure seems to suggest so. According to Dr. Eisler, our current economic policies and practices often create scarcities rather than meeting our needs, and mostly because of cultural beliefs that influence what we believe is or is not valuable. We will take a look at some of those cultural beliefs and what they claim we should value. The good news is that we can choose to change what we believe. Join Dr. Riane Eisler, Dr. Susan Carter, and me as we discuss revisioning economics.

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