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This work is of tremendous importance. In it, Riane Eisler paints a vision of a just society in which the needs of all can be met - and which can offer prosperity to all and not just to a select few.
It is difficult to listen to, however, with frequent reference to footnotes, side bars and "return to text." It is well worth the patience it takes to become accustomed to the somewhat "choppy" flow of the text, however.
Ms. Eisler's scholarly approach to the subject makes her vision of this world do-able! Every leader, in fact, every voter must read or hear this!
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If the author had written a 10 page periodical article, the work would have been just as substantial, and much of the repetition would have been omitted. It seemed that the basic premise, women should be compensated for care-giving, was rehashed ad nausium without specifics of how it should be done. Under "care-giving" the author lumped all sorts of underpaid "women's work", but mostly focused on child rearing and elderly care. Since the specifics of enacting [monetary] compensation were lacking, the very long work seemed like a feminist manefesto without a defined cause. The topics the author touched upon have potential to be thought provoking, particularly in times of economic downturn, but this book did not rise to the call.
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