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The Real Wealth of Nations by Riane Eisler

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CHAPTER 7

The Economics of Partnership

Image Our ideas and stories are the blueprints for our future. Of course, ideas and stories don’t arise in a vacuum. They come out of particular times and places. In the eighteenth century, a powerful idea gained momentum. People began to believe that the human yearning for a better life on Earth can be realized.

For most of recorded history, whether Eastern or Western, the vast majority of people were poor, and as they had been taught to do, accepted poverty as their inevitable lot. None other than Aristotle had ...

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