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New piece by Riane Eiser and team in Huffington Post: Going Beyond GDP, Beyond Politics as Usual

In a Huffington Post piece on Tuesday, Riane Eisler and the Caring Economy team highlight how new ways to measure the economy not only go beyond GDP, but also go beyond politics as usual to show how new measures of economic and social well-being can be used to not only reveal structural and systematic inequities by race and gender, but also point the way to more effective business and public policies that build our nations human capital, on which economic success depends. In their article, How to Fix the Economy: Beyond GDP and Politics as Usual, the team writes:

“Today’s economy is driven by precisely those things GDP does not count. Economists tell us that developing and maintaining high-quality human capital is essential for success in this new technological era. And this is just what Social Wealth Economic Indicators or SWEIs measure…The Caring Economy Campaign developed SWEIs based on research by economists and other experts working with us to determine what is needed for government and business to adopt more effective policies and investment allocations. SWEIs compare where the U.S. stands in two basic measures: 1) Human Capacity Indicators, measuring a nation’s present human capital, and 2) Care Investment Indicators, measuring public and private investment in building and maintaining that human capital. SWEIs show our nation is doing a terrible job in both these critical measures.” 

Read the full article in the Huffington Post