Banking on Values

"A fool is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing". Central banker Mark Carney has diagnosed a crisis in value(s). He doesn't just mean prices being misaligned with values as in frothy asset overvaluations. That's just a symptom of a deeper malaise. The central idea of his book, says the … Continue reading Banking on Values

Mariana Mazzucato on a Mission

Mariana Mazzucato  “Mission Economy”- “The Enterpreneurial State" - "The Value of Everything"

Wiedergeburt der Politischen Oekonomie?

"Die Wertedebatte - Wie fünf Ökonominnen Wirtschaft und Politik neu verbinden."    In einem erfrischenden Deutschlandfunk Artikel serviert Antje Schrupp einen gut sortierten Ausblick über den Tellerrand des wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Mainstreams. Sehr empfehlenswert! "Diese fünf Ökonominnen entrümpeln die Wirtschaftswissenschaften von alten Glaubenssätzen und entwickeln neue Theorien für das 21. Jahrhundert : Mariana Mazzucato,  Kate Raworth,  Esther … Continue reading Wiedergeburt der Politischen Oekonomie?

M & M Push EU Across Rubicon

"The deal broke two historic taboos," writes The Economist. "First, Europe’s leaders agreed that the European Commission ... may incur debt at an unprecedented scale. The NGEU will be funded by borrowing over six years, with bonds issued at maturities extending to 2058. Second, €390bn of the €750bn will be distributed as grants, and hence … Continue reading M & M Push EU Across Rubicon

The Nobel Poor

One reason to celebrate this year's prize is that it went to a woman, albeit shared with two men.  Professor Duflo is only the second ever female economist to get the chance to feel humbled by this ultimate gong. The first was Elinor Ostrom in 2009. Funnily enough, history may well judge Ostrom's work on … Continue reading The Nobel Poor

The Real Existing Economy: Value Revisited

GM/caw 2019 Mariana Mazzucato's  new book is a brilliantly competent and intelligent tour de force about the real existing economy. Her sociological habit of correlating academic economic thought with historic economic realities, relentless demolition of mainstream dogma, forensic analysis of the real flows of power and money and, last but not least, unequivocal rejection of … Continue reading The Real Existing Economy: Value Revisited