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The Real Wealth of Nations by Riane Eisler

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CHAPTER 5

Connecting the Dots

Image There’s an old parable about three blind men and an elephant.

The first blind man felt the animal’s trunk and said it’s a leathery snake. The second blind man felt its leg and said it’s a tree. The third blind man felt its tail and said it’s a rope. It’s such an old parable that it’s become a cliché. But it graphically describes a basic obstacle to fundamental economic and social change.

Today, thousands of experts are analyzing our economic, social, and ecological problems from their particular perspectives, disagreeing ...

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