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Mariana Mazzucato

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Avoiding a climate lockdown

Published On: September 25, 2020 04:20 PM NPT By: Mariana Mazzucato

As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again—this time to tackle a climate emergency.

Capitalism’s Triple Crisis

Published On: April 2, 2020 09:18 AM NPT By: Mariana Mazzucato

LONDON – Capitalism is facing at least three major crises. A pandemic-induced health crisis has rapidly ignited an economic crisis with yet unknown consequences for financial stability, and all of this is playing out against the backdrop of a climate crisis that cannot be addressed by “business as usual.” Until just two months ago, the news media were full of frightening images of overwhelmed firefighters, not overwhelmed health-care providers.

Preventing digital feudalism

Published On: October 13, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Mariana Mazzucato

Threat posed by artificial intelligence and other technologies lies in how they are being designed and deployed

Get real about purpose

Published On: January 20, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Mariana Mazzucato

A more purposeful capitalism requires more than just letters, speeches, and goodwill gestures

Public health for public

Published On: December 10, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Mariana Mazzucato

High drug prices push 100 million people into extreme poverty every year

Who creates value in economy?

Published On: September 16, 2018 12:05 AM NPT By: Mariana Mazzucato

LONDON – After the 2008 global financial crisis, a consensus emerged that the public sector had a responsibility to intervene to bail out systemically important banks and stimulate economic growth. But that consensus proved short-lived, and soon the public sector’s economic interventions came to be viewed as the main cause of the crisis, and thus needed to be reversed. This turned out to be a grave mistake.