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  • Published: 16 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141980768
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Value of Everything

Making and Taking in the Global Economy




'A stimulating analysis of the underlying causes of inequality and growth which forces us to confront long-held beliefs about how economies work and who benefits' Martin Wolf, Financial Times

Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? In modern capitalism, value-extraction - the siphoning off of profits, from shareholders' dividends to bankers' bonuses - is rewarded more highly than value-creation: the productive process that drives a healthy economy and society. We misidentify takers as makers, and have lost sight of what value really means. Yet, argues Mariana Mazzucato in this penetrating and passionate book, if we are to reform capitalism we urgently need to rethink where wealth comes from. Who is creating it, who is extracting it, and who is destroying it? The Value of Everything will reignite a long-needed debate about the kind of world we really want to live in.

  • Published: 16 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141980768
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

About the author

Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London where she is Founding Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Her award winning books include The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (2013) and The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (2018). She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth, and has won many prizes including the 2020 John von Neumann award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

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Praise for The Value of Everything

A stimulating analysis of the underlying causes of inequality and growth which forces us to confront long-held beliefs about how economies work and who benefits

Martin Wolf, Financial Times

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