What Dan Is Reading: The Value of Everything

February 13, 2020

Everyone should be reading The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato. It’s a fascinating and devastating critique of our financial sector as well as a very useful history of the evolution of economics.  It should be a foundational book for any political and policy leader and for those of us who believe in rebuilding our productive sector.  She points the way for an entrepreneurial public sector engaged in the creation of wealth and value.  She describes the features and power of a public/private partnership.  She strips away the illusions perpetuated by the apologists of our current order.  She correctly insists that those who seek a more humane and sustainable society need to focus on the creation of wealth and value as well as the redistribution of wealth.  Here’s a link to a recent piece in the New York Times. Let’s get her to come to Chicago to make a presentation!


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