Moving to a Caring Economy: Developing Indicators of Social Wealth
The New Economics Institute convened "Strategies for a New Economy," conference on June 8-10 at Bard College on the Hudson River in New York State. It was aimed at gathering together what are often diverse and scattered efforts to reshape our economic system, place them under one tent, and raise the flag to announce that transitioning to a new economy will mean engaging politicians, researchers, media, educators, citizen activists, business leaders, financial experts, scientists, union workers, cultural leaders, advocates for the disenfranchised, and youth—all working together to achieve a common goal. As a result our CEC team members Kim Otis and Shireen Mitchell were asked to attend and provide the session Moving to a Caring Economy in the video below.
The Social Wealth Indicators Project is developing measures of the state of our nation’s human infrastructure – the key to our well-being and economic success in the post-industrial, knowledge/service economy. The indicators will be included in the Key National Indicator System by the National Academies of Sciences and the State of the USA as well as other national and local accounts. Kim and Shireen reported on the recent meeting of experts co-sponsored by the Urban Institute and the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS), with special focus on the contributions of women, marginalized populations, and care work in both the market and nonmarket sectors. The supporting online movement-building and leadership training activities of CPS’ Caring Economy Campaign is described in the video.