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Summer books of 2018: Economics

Summer books of 2018: Economics

“In this thought-provoking book, Mariana Mazzucato, professor at University College London, argues that it is far too easy for those operating in the contemporary market economy to get rich by extracting value from those who actually create it, not by adding it themselves. To understand this, we need to return to the question with which… more

Booklist review

Booklist review

“Since the economic crisis in 2008, Mazzucato notes that the rise of entrepreneurship, along with the past deregulation of financial industries, is fueling the fire of economic inequality and an economy without value. ” Jennifer Adams more

KIRKUS REVIEW

KIRKUS REVIEW

“A British economics professor is debunking again; this time, her target is the conventional wisdom that so-called wealth creators deserve to accumulate massive riches.” more

The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato – how to save capitalism

The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato – how to save capitalism

“Someone should make a musical out of this book. That is quite unlikely, I grant you, but not as unlikely as it sounds. In 1893 the Savoy theatre staged Gilbert and Sullivan’s penultimate operetta, Utopia, Limited […] It is time to rework the idea and Mariana Mazzucato is a candidate to write the libretto.” Philip Collins   pdf version more

How to retool our concept of value

How to retool our concept of value

“Mazzucato’s trenchant analysis is a compelling call to reinvent value as a key concept to help us achieve the world we all want.” Robert Costanza more