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Mission Economy review: Lessons from the Moonshot for fixing global problems

Mission Economy review: Lessons from the Moonshot for fixing global problems

“Mazzucato presents her arguments so simply and clearly that they can seem obvious. In fact, they are revolutionary. Rethinking the role of government nationally and in the international economy — to put public purpose first and solve the problems that matter to people — are now the central questions for humanity.” more

Mission Economy review – the return of the state

Mission Economy review – the return of the state

“The case for a new approach is overwhelming and Mariana Mazzucato’s project is ambitious. By focusing on the immense power of governments to shape markets, she argues that capitalism itself can be remade. Mazzucato aims to infuse capitalism with public interest rather than private gain.” more

The way out of the crisis is to the left

The way out of the crisis is to the left

“One of the most important voices in this new left is the Italian economist Mariana Mazzucato . Her ideas challenge the primacy of the market, but go far beyond questions of taxes and distribution. I have heard her praised by both left-wing politicians and conservative thinkers who are looking for a way out of a life where community, responsibility and… more

Public sector is best long-term hope to beat viruses

Public sector is best long-term hope to beat viruses

“In a recent CNN interview, the leading economist, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, of London University – a leading figure in the recently created Camden’s Commission for Economic Renewal, and clearly an economist who believes in the need for government investment in the public sector – pointed out that the successful control of Covid-19 by the quasi-Marxist… more

How can the US compete with China Inc.?

How can the US compete with China Inc.?

The pandemic and the rise of China are prompting Republicans and Democrats to turn to government power to grow industries important to America’s security and place in the world. “Industrial policy” is an idea long reviled among Washington policymakers. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to the people trying to make industrial policy cool again. more

UK’s flagship new science funder delayed

UK’s flagship new science funder delayed

“According to Mariana Mazzucato, director of University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, “there is a misguided belief in the U.K. that to emulate ARPA means only investing in the discovery of new technologies, when in fact ARPA-U.K. should invest across the whole innovation chain but be uniquely focused on close-to-market interventions and… more

Boris Johnson’s Failed COVID-19 Launch

Boris Johnson’s Failed COVID-19 Launch

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has embraced mission-oriented governance in letter but not in spirit. Far from empowering the state to serve the public interest, his plan for a COVID-19 testing “moonshot” threatens to weaken further the capacity of the public-health sector. more