What really counts? How the patriarchy of economics finally tore me apart

After ten years of writing about capitalism I saw that the erasure of women is not only palpable, it’s bound to my own flesh and blood

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… is the economics profession a functionary and tool of patriarchy – or is patriarchy a functionary and tool of economics? – Marilyn Waring

Economically, the rupture of 2020 showed us two things: that our lives depend on care work, especially the unpaid care work still mostly done by women; and that another way is possible.

It’s timely that Covid-19 has brought women’s traditional realm, the household, into

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