Once a central plank of economic thought, this concept of value - what it is, why it matters to us - is simply no longer discussed. Which activities create it, which destroy it? answers to these questions are key if we want to replace the current parasitic system with a type of capitalism that is more sustainable, which extract it, more symbiotic - that works for us all.
The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy #ad - From companies driven solely to maximize shareholder value to astronomically high prices of medicines justified through big pharma's 'value pricing', we misidentify taking with making, and have lost sight of what value really means. Winner of the 2019 madame de staËl prize and the 2018 leontief prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought shortlisted for the ft & mckinsey business book of the year 2018who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight.
In modern capitalism, value-extraction is rewarded more highly than value-creation: the productive process that drives a healthy economy and society.
The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector MythsPublicAffairs #ad - The repercussions could stunt economic growth and increase inequality. PublicAffairs. She reveals in detailed case studies that the opposite is true: the state is, and has been, our boldest and most valuable innovator. A select few get credit for what is an intensely collective effort, and the US government has started disinvesting from innovation.
Denying this history is leading us down the wrong path. The world's most popular products, were funded not by private companies, from the iPhone to Google Search, but the taxpayer. In this sharp and controversial international bestseller, an award-winning economist debunks the pervasive myth that the government is sluggish and inept, and at odds with a dynamic private sector.
The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths #ad - Mazzucato teaches us how to reverse this trend before it is too late.
Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Political Quarterly Monograph SeriesWiley-Blackwell #ad - Climate change meanwhile poses increasing risks to future prosperity. In this book some of the world’s leading economists propose new ways of thinking about capitalism. Wiley-Blackwell. In clear and compelling prose, each chapter shows how today’s deep economic problems reflect the inadequacies of orthodox economic theory and the failure of policies informed by it.
Economic policy has neither reformed the financial system nor restored stable growth. PublicAffairs. Outlining a series of far-reaching policy reforms, Rethinking Capitalism offers a powerful challenge to mainstream economic debate, and new ideas to transform it. The chapters examine a range of contemporary economic issues, financial markets and business behaviour, including fiscal and monetary policy, inequality and privatisation, and innovation and environmental change.
Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Political Quarterly Monograph Series #ad - The authors set out alternative economic approaches which better explain how capitalism works, and how it can be made more innovative, why it often doesn’t, inclusive and sustainable. Thought provoking and fresh - this book challenges how we think about economics. Gillian tett, financial times For further information about recent publicity events and media coverage for Rethinking Capitalism please visit http://marianamazzucato.
Com/rethinking-capitalism/ Western capitalism is in crisis. For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined, and inequality has risen dramatically.
Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the WorldBelknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - In the west, liberal capitalism creaks under the strains of inequality and capitalist excess. PublicAffairs. But it comes with a moral price, pushing us to treat material success as the ultimate goal. But it is a human system. Our task is to improve it. Milanovic argues that capitalism has triumphed because it works.
A provocative account of capitalism’s rise to global dominance and, as different models of capitalism vie for world leadership, a look into what the future may hold. We are all capitalists now. Looking to the future, he dismisses prophets who proclaim some single outcome to be inevitable, whether worldwide prosperity or robot-driven mass unemployment.
Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World #ad - Our choices, and how clearly we see them, will determine how it serves us. As for the economic problems of the Global South, if controversial, Milanovic offers a creative, plan for large-scale migration. For the first time in human history, the globe is dominated by one economic system. It delivers prosperity and gratifies human desires for autonomy.
Wiley-Blackwell. Surveying the varieties of capitalism, he asks: What are the prospects for a fairer world now that capitalism is the only game in town? His conclusions are sobering, but not fatalistic.
Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the WorldViking #ad - PublicAffairs. Wiley-Blackwell. Despite initial attempts to downplay the crisis as a local incident, what happened on Wall Street beginning in 2008 was, the Middle East, and Latin America, from the financial markets of the UK and Europe to the factories and dockyards of Asia, in fact, a dramatic caesura of global significance that spiraled around the world, forcing a rearrangement of global governance.
With a historian’s eye for detail, and consequence, connection, actions, Adam Tooze brings the story right up to today’s negotiations, and threats—a much-needed perspective on a global catastrophe and its long-term consequences. But current events have deep roots, and the key to navigating today’s roiling policies lies in the events that started it all—the 2008 economic crisis and its aftermath.
. Winner of the lionel gelber prizea new york times notable book of 2018one of the economist's books of the yeara new york times critics' top book"an intelligent explanation of the mechanisms that produced the crisis and the response to it. One of the great strengths of Tooze's book is to demonstrate the deeply intertwined nature of the European and American financial systems.
Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World #ad - The new york times book reviewfrom a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis and its ten-year aftermath as a global event that directly led to the shockwaves being felt around the world today. We live in a world where dramatic shifts in the domestic and global economy command the headlines, from rollbacks in US banking regulations to tariffs that may ignite international trade wars.
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century EconomistChelsea Green Publishing #ad - Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design. PublicAffairs. Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike.
It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, inequality, and shapes our responses to climate change, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. That’s why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century.
Named after the now-iconic “doughnut” image that raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, the United Nations, and business leaders alike, eco-activists, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like.
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist #ad - A financial times "best book of 2017: economics” 800-ceo-read “best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs” Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. Wiley-Blackwell. Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas―from ecological, whether or not they grow? simple, whether or not they make us thrive, feminist, behavioral, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and Earth-systems science―to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, playful, into economies that make us thrive, and eloquent, Doughnut Economics offers game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers.
In doughnut economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does.
Good Economics for Hard TimesPublicAffairs #ad - It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it. Immigration and inequality, from new delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world, DC.
Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. Wiley-Blackwell. Banerjee and esther duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace.
Good Economics for Hard Times #ad - The resources to address these challenges are there--what we lack are ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us. The winners of the nobel prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time.
PublicAffairs. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude; if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable. In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V.
The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and InequalityPrinceton University Press #ad - Wiley-Blackwell. What is it, that transforms mere wealth into an asset that automatically creates more wealth? The Code of Capital explains how capital is created behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, exactly, and why this little-known fact is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else.
In this revealing book, katharina pistor argues that the law selectively “codes” certain assets, endowing them with the capacity to protect and produce private wealth. With the right legal coding, any object, claim, or idea can be turned into capital―and lawyers are the keepers of the code. Pistor describes how they pick and choose among different legal systems and legal devices for the ones that best serve their clients’ needs, bonds, and how techniques that were first perfected centuries ago to code landholdings as capital are being used today to code stocks, ideas, and even expectations―assets that exist only in law.
The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality #ad - A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, complex financial products, The Code of Capital explores the different ways that debt, and other assets are coded to give financial advantage to their holders. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it.
A compelling explanation of how the law shapes the distribution of wealthCapital is the defining feature of modern economies, yet most people have no idea where it actually comes from. PublicAffairs.
The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of CompetitionWiley #ad - Wiley-Blackwell. The solution is vigorous anti-trust enforcement to return America to a period where competition created higher economic growth, more jobs, higher wages and a level playing field for all. The myth of capitalism is the story of industrial concentration, but it matters to everyone, because the stakes could not be higher.
It tackles the big questions of: why is the us becoming a more unequal society, why the number of start-ups has declined, why is economic growth anemic despite trillions of dollars of federal debt and money printing, and why are workers losing out. The myth of capitalism tells the story of how America has gone from an open, competitive marketplace to an economy where a few very powerful companies dominate key industries that affect our daily lives.
The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition #ad - Digital monopolies like Google, Facebook and Amazon act as gatekeepers to the digital world. PublicAffairs. Amazon is capturing almost all online shopping dollars. Every day, the average American transfers a little of their pay check to monopolists and oligopolists. We have the illusion of choice, health insurance, but for most critical decisions, social networks, mortgage title insurance, we have only one or two companies, medical care, Internet searches, when it comes to high speed Internet, or even consumer goods like toothpaste.
Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives and Why We Don't Talk about It The University Center for Human Values SeriesPrinceton University Press #ad - Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments―and why we can’t see itOne in four American workers says their workplace is a “dictatorship. Yet that number almost certainly would be higher if we recognized employers for what they are―private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives.
Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives and Why We Don't Talk about It The University Center for Human Values Series #ad - Many employers minutely regulate workers’ speech, diet, who can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, and employers often extend their authority to the off-duty lives of workers, clothing, and manners on the job, and almost anything else employers care to govern. Wiley-Blackwell.
PublicAffairs. In this compelling book, elizabeth anderson examines why, despite all this, and she proposes a better way to think about the workplace, we continue to talk as if free markets make workers free, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom.
Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of NeoliberalismHarvard University Press #ad - But they and their successors in academia and government, from such famous economists as Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises to influential but lesser-known figures such as Wilhelm Röpke and Michael Heilperin, did not propose a regime of laissez-faire. PublicAffairs. Empires were dissolving and nationalism, socialism, and democratic self-determination threatened the stability of the global capitalist system.
Rather they used states and global institutions―the league of Nations, the European Court of Justice, and international investment law―to insulate the markets against sovereign states, the World Trade Organization, political change, and turbulent democratic demands for greater equality and social justice.
Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism #ad - Far from discarding the regulatory state, neoliberals wanted to harness it to their grand project of protecting capitalism on a global scale. Chosen by pankaj mishra as one of the Best Books of the SummerNeoliberals hate the state. Or do they? in the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, Quinn Slobodian follows a group of thinkers from the ashes of the Habsburg Empire to the creation of the World Trade Organization to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to redeploy them at a global level.
Slobodian begins in Austria in the 1920s. It was a project, slobodian shows, but that was also undermined time and again by the inequality, that changed the world, relentless change, and social injustice that accompanied it. Wiley-Blackwell. In response, austrian intellectuals called for a new way of organizing the world.