Economics - Innovation - Inclusive Growth - Public Purpose

MISSION ECONOMY

Capitalism is in crisis. The rich have gotten richer—the 1 percent, those with more than $1 million, own 44 percent of the world's wealth—while climate change is transforming—and in some cases wiping out—life on the planet. We are plagued by crises threatening our lives, and this situation is unsustainable. But how do we fix these problems decades in the making? Mission Economy looks at the grand challenges facing us in a radically new way. Global warming, pollution, dementia, obesity, gun violence, mobility—these environmental, health, and social dilemmas are huge, complex, and have no simple solutions. The book argues we need to think bigger and mobilize our resources in a way that is as bold as inspirational as the moon landing—this time to the most ‘wicked’ social problems of our time.. We can only begin to find answers if we fundamentally restructure capitalism to make it inclusive, sustainable, and driven by innovation that tackles concrete problems from the digital divide, to health pandemics, to our polluted cities. That means changing government tools and culture, creating new markers of corporate governance, and ensuring that corporations, society, and the government coalesce to share a common goal. We did it to go to the moon. We can do it again to fix our problems and improve the lives of every one of us. We simply can no longer afford not to.

Reviews

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.”

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.”

Look to the future — what to read in 2021

Look to the future — what to read in 2021

“For economist Mariana Mazzucato, the crisis has provided an opportunity to remake capitalism, a case she argues in Mission Economy (Allen Lane, January).” Frederick Studemann

Mission Economy Events

How to Academy

How to Academy

A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism: Mariana Mazzucato in conversation with George the Poet

British Library

British Library

Mission Economy: Mariana Mazzucato in conversation with Gillian Tett, Financial Times

The Tortoise AI Network

The Tortoise AI Network

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Mariana Mazzucato in conversation with James Harding

5×15

5×15

Mission Economy: Mariana Mazzucato in conversation with Rana Foroohar, Financial Times

London School of Economics

London School of Economics

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism. A Public lecture by Mariana and chaired by Professor Alan Manning