On February 22, AEOO hosted a Zoom of Our Own conversation on feminist economic futures and how we can truly “build back better” after COVID-19 and the uprisings for justice we’ve seen recently — by addressing the she-cession caused by the pandemic and the underlying racism, sexism, and economic inequality that it has highlighted.

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Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the LBJ School’s associate dean for civic engagement and lead author of the white paper “America’s Recovery from the 2020 ‘Shecession’: Building a Female Future of Childcare and Work,” explained how women have been shortchanged during the pandemic and what needs to change…

What on earth will our world look like after the pandemic and a crisis in Washington? Will you and the two million US women who lost their jobs in the 2020’s she-cession have a say in what happens next — and if you did, what exactly would you want? How would you get it?

Instead of hearing more news about an angry white mob at the Capital shouting violence, join uson Monday evening, February 22, 8:00 pm EST to learn how we can create a livable future—this time, described by women’s voices, hopeful and alive with real knowledge and ideas…

Most women today have grown up expecting to work all their lives, while still managing childcare and our homes. Women’s income is crucial to keeping most families afloat. But I’ll bet you’ve noticed the more powerful the money-stakes on Wall Street or in Washington — or maybe at the place where you work — the less likely some big-hearted woman will be in charge.

This Giving Tuesday, please support our work at An Economy of Our Own. We’re broadening economics. For us it’s not just about numbers and the Dow. It’s fiscal language at war with our livelihoods. It’s our…

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On October 27, AEOO hosted a Zoom of Our Own conversation on Care Economies and women’s unpaid labor. Below is the video and the curriculum from the event for further reading, exploring, and sharing! Don’t forget to check out our Resource Library for even more feminist economic goodness.

(PS: The conversation/webinar series will continue. Check out our events here!)


GDP / Gross Domestic Product: American economist Simon Kuznets developed GDP for a report to Congress in 1934, though he warned against its use as a measure of welfare. After the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, GDP became the main…

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On October 13, AEOO hosted its first-ever Zoom of Our Own. Below is the video and the curriculum from the event for further reading, exploring, and sharing! Don’t forget to check out our Resource Library for even more feminist economic goodness.

(PS: The conversation/webinar series continues next week with a discussion on Care Economies and women’s unpaid labor — RSVP here!)

Definitions + Basics

  • A bank is a financial institution licensed to receive deposits and make loans. Banks may also provide financial services such as wealth management, currency exchange, and safe deposit boxes. Different kinds of banks include retail banks, commercial or…

As some feminist epistemologists (Gilligan, Belenky et al.) have taught us, seeing and seeking connections seems to be women’s ways of knowing. Our economics is lived in real complex communities. Our goal is to model how women can talk together and learn together about traditionally male territory still new to most women. Together we can construct a fuller knowledge and set of values now omitted from the mainstream “free market.”

Our Zoom of Our Own series is putting multicultural, multiracial women together to talk about economic combinations and test them out in partnership. (Like a cooperative business and a bank…

Before I heard about the President’s testing positive for COVID, I was longing to smell how delicious food can be when cooked by someone else. Will there ever come a time when we can pass a crowded restaurant to hear the din of dishes and a roomful of laughter and talk?

Yes, I am privileged, dreaming of dining out: I’ve a roof over my head and an income, while eleven million Americans are out of work! Now more, with the airlines. Are you one of them? Perhaps you were waitstaff, or are homeschooling, a part of the She-cession.

This pandemic…

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“Last year, I got an important call from some friends who were WILPF women and who wanted to introduce me to Marybeth Gardam, the facilitator of WILPF’s recently renamed issue committee ‘Women, Money and Democracy,’” Rickey Gard Diamond—author of Screwnomics: How the Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change and founder of AEOO—remembers in the latest edition of WILPF’s magazine, PEACE & FREEDOM. “She was convinced the women of WILPF would be interested, which delighted me. In the second chapter of Screwnomics, I had cited WILPF’s organizing back in 1915 and how a group of women…

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Originally published by AEOO Advisory Board member Crystal Arnold on medium.com.

Historically, in cultures around the world, ‘the market’ was a place for human connection. Through rituals of exchange people satiated their deep need for belonging.

In today’s globalized world, ‘the market’ has taken on a different meaning. As unknown consumers, we purchase so many things from unknown producers, awash in a sea of globalized trade.

How then do we revitalize our sense of connection through the marketplace, especially in times where we are required to socially distance? And if it’s difficult for communities to meaningfully connect in this moment…

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Michael Hudson makes no bones in the latest episode of “IT’S OUR MONEY” with Ellen Brown on PRN about the deadly serious game being played by the world’s financial powers and their intention to create a new feudal economic order—and sees the privatization of public assets and institutions, like the Fed’s take-over of the Treasury a hundred years ago, as evidence that our struggle for people-focused public policy is being overwhelmed by debt at the hands of capitalism and greed.

But people are rising up, as Rickey Gard Diamond, author of “Screwnomics”, says in her recent article in Ms. Magazine

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