An examination of the global economic crisis from the perspective of care We are living through a crisis of care. Looking at austerity measures, cuts and closures, it is easy to conclude that there is a lack of care, that we exist in a society that is careless. Care--the practice of valuing ourself and others--allows us to become capacious, to be free to act on the world and to be well. Care allows us to expend our energies on each other, not giving it up to be monetised and privatised. In this groundbreaking book, Dowling argues that this crisis is an issue not of measure, but of practice.