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Rethinking Capitalism: A Moonshot for Economic Recovery

Professor Mariana Mazzucato explains why her vision of economics — moving beyond profit to promote inclusion, equity, and sustainability — can fix the world’s most pressing issues.
Mariana Mazzucato
Eshe Nelson
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About this Event

The world is facing multiple crises: climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and extreme economic inequality. How can we build solutions aimed at addressing these problems, and work towards an inclusive recovery that benefits everyone? Professor Mariana Mazzucato argues we need to radically rethink capitalism in order to make it more inclusive and sustainable. This involves using public and private resources to achieve common goals in bold, innovative and collaborative ways — similar to the coordinated moonshot programs that led to the 1969 moon landing.

Copies of Mariana Mazzucato's 2021 book, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, are available to purchase from The Book Cellar.

About the Speakers
Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College, London
Mariana Mazzucato is also the founder and director of UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. She advises policymakers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. She currently serves as Chair of the World Health Organization’s Economic Council on Health for All and is a member of the South African President’s Economic Advisory Council, among other organizations.
Reporter, The New York Times
Eshe Nelson is a business and economics reporter for The New York Times based in London. She has previously been a reporter for Quartz and Bloomberg News.