Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange, 425 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94107
One way to understand the plight of the tech world right now is to pull back and understand the field of economics in the last 400 years. For much of that time the field has debated where value in the economy actually comes from – such as land, labor, capital. And crucially, what the difference is between value creation and value extraction. According to economist Mariana Mazzucato, our featured guest at September’s What’s Now: San Francisco, it is necessary first to publicly debate what types of activities really add value to our economy—and how to limit value extraction that masquerades as wealth creation—so that we can create a new form of capitalism that works for us all, including in the tech industry.