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The Value of Everything

Makers and Takers in the Global Economy
Narrated by: Amy Finegan
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato, read by Amy Finegan. 

Who 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. From companies driven solely to maximise 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. Once a central plank of economic thought, this concept of value - what it is, why it matters to us - is simply no longer discussed. 

Yet, argues Mariana Mazzucato in this penetrating and passionate new book, if we are to reform capitalism - radically to transform an increasingly sick system rather than continue feeding it - we urgently need to rethink where wealth comes from. Which activities create it, which extract 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, more symbiotic - that works for us all. The Value of Everything will reignite a long-needed debate about the kind of world we really want to live in.

©2018 Mariana Mazzucato (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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It is time we had a conversation about value

Marianna writes of issues rarely discussed in the business-as-usual world. Big essential issues built on the back of rarely questioned assumptions. It is time to build new models that make the current ones obsolete. This is one of those reference books that might guide as as we do. I have the hard copy as well as the audible. Brilliant work by a kick arse women. Thank you Mariana.