The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy

The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy

Modern economies reward activities that extract value rather than create it. This must change to insure a capitalism that works for us all. In this scathing indictment of our current global financial system, The Value of Everything rigorously scrutinizes the way in which economic value has been determined and reveals how the difference between value creation and value extra Modern economies reward activities that extract value rather than create it. This must change to insure a capitalism ...

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Title:The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy
Author:Mariana Mazzucato
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Genres:Economics
ISBN:The Value of Everything: Who Makes and Who Takes from the Real Economy
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy Reviews

  • Gabriel C.
    Dec 10, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

  • Fred Zimny
    Nov 03, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Mehrsa
    Dec 03, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

  • Mike O'Brien
    May 30, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

  • Daniel
    Aug 16, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

  • Scoutaccount
    Oct 04, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Ayman
    Oct 03, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

  • Kevin Y
    Oct 27, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

  • Ivank
    Oct 14, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

  • Dan
    May 23, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

  • Romilly
    May 29, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

  • Alison
    Nov 16, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

  • Ernst
    Jul 09, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Tako
    Nov 15, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Justin Wong
    May 19, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Krzysztof Szazawí
    Sep 09, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Theodore Kinni
    Sep 08, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

  • Wiek Kleijne
    Oct 30, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Charles Bennett
    Nov 12, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Maurício Linhares
    Nov 12, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

  • John  Mihelic
    Aug 11, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

  • Jeff Kaye
    Jun 22, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

  • Christian Del Rosso
    Oct 06, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It introduced to me to different ways of looking at things and clarified some things I'd been thinking about. In the section about how the banking industry has entered the "value" that is calculated for the GDP and the growth of the economy, I was captivat...

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  • Jason Harrop
    Sep 19, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

  • David Hallam
    Sep 26, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

  • Jesper Döpping
    Jun 20, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

  • Tony Philpin
    Jul 07, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

  • Ola Helmich Borchgrevink Pedersen
    Dec 11, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

  • Marco
    Aug 27, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

  • Allan J
    Aug 04, 2018

    Mazzucato's observations and conclusions won't surprise readers who've read more than one or two works of contemporary critical theory. But the fact that she is writing in a different register and for a largely different audience matters a great deal in this case, and I found the book ...

    A must-read for finance people and economists. This is an excellent history of bad ideas and theories in economics. Most especially, about how the government got removed and discounted as a creator of value. In fact, government investments create much of the value that the market uses ...

    Mariana is a post Keynesian, hence relies on observations of actual economic behaviour rather than doctrine and illogical theoretical assumptions (as did Keynes in his writings) and some of this book follows Keynes' discussions in his General Theory. She debunks the classicists in a co...

    Capitalism has a problem - and that is to confuse price with value. So not only we think a $6 apple must be nicer than a $2 one, we also think that someone earning $100k must be better than one earning $60k etc. Firms are also told to only maximise shareholder returns (a.k.a. ever lowe...

    This is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurial State and is a consideration of how the public sector should be shown to be adding economic value rather than being seen as a drain on the economy. This is done via an analysis of rent seekers in the 21st C like banks that have taken over f...

    Mazzucato is one of the most interesting economists working today. I say this because her project in the last two books focus on a ground-up redetermination of what is important in the economy. To someone like me, who is interested in the social generation and distribution of resources...

    Easy read with a strong argument for re-instating value as a key concern I bought this book because I read the entrepreneurial state. This book in my opinion in a very easy to understand way for non-economists argues that we have to return to a much more basic question - the questio...

    The author does a good job of drawing attention to the evils of rent seeking behaviour. Parasites! Although I agree there is a role for government in encouraging innovation, the author overstates government's contribution. This claim is stated repeatedly, but never treated in any de...

    A must read! "While wealth is created through a collective effort, the massive imbalance in the distribution of the gains from economic growth has often been more the result of wealth extraction, whose potential scale globalization has greatly magnified... I will argue that the w...

    I fear that confirmation bias makes me a poor judge; the author articulates and explains what I have been feeling for years. She's a respected economist and writes accessibly. If you feel that something may be wrong with our rulers' views on the nature of value, read this book . ...

    The value of everything addresses a vital question in today's economics. Where does value come from? What is it? Who creates it? Who extracts it? Mazzucato does a great job at exploring the conversation on value through the centuries and arrives at today's economy, touching upon financ...

    The Value of Everything This new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato is an interesting take on the fundamentals of Economics 101. I believe, Some elementary finance and economics knowledge is necessary to follow and appreciate this book, however, here is my simplified layman summary...

    How do we define value? Mariana goes through the multiple definitions of value and how we've tortured both the original economy texts and today's numbers to come up with today's reasoning about what a price is and where it comes from. The book also goes through how we ended up with...

    I believe Mazzucato touches upon some of the central issues for our economy: the distinction between creating (profits on earned income) and extracting value (rents from unearned income). This has been a crucial debate and a central issue for economics for centuries. However, there is ...

    Somewhat tedious at points, very repetitive in its main messaging, often overly focused on economico-historical minutiae (particularly, I felt, anything touching Marx) or on the details of particular examples. But for all that clear and incisive about the main point, which is laid out ...

    Simply put: the book does what the author says - start a debate and dialogue about the concept of economic value. It is a good review of many past economic debates but also bringing forward the inherent built in assumptions. ...

    Our assumptions about what economic value is, how it is generated, and who generates it play a major role in determining the economic playing field we end up on, argues Mazzucato. Here she shows how today's assumptions give the few license to steal value generated by the many. ...

    This book is incredibly dry ...

    Very readable (always a bonus for an Economics book) and very much on trend. As I was reading it I kept hearing news stories and discussions that pertained the same ideas. ...

    A significant book Not always an easy read but well worth reading cover to cover. Now amazon demands another eight words, seven, eight. ...