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The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy – Mariana Mazzucato
Non-fiction / 5th August 2019

Introduction The Value of Everything is an economic book. It aims to stir a debate about “value” in current turbulent economic times. This book is chosen as one of the best business books 2018 in the economics category by strategy+business magazine. Author Mariana Mazzucato is an economist and Professor in Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London. She is also the founder of Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose in the same institution. The author is a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers and UN Committee for Development Policy. She is an avid author who has published 10 books. Content This book begins with an introduction and contains 9 chapters. Chapter 1 is A Brief History of Value, followed by Value in the Eye of the Beholder: The Rise of the Marginalists. In these 2 chapters, the author introduces selected theories of classical and neoclassical economics. Chapter 3 is Measuring the Wealth of Nations and talks about gross domestic product. Chapter 4 is A Colossus is Born. The Rise of Casino Capitalism is Chapter 5. These chapters discuss the changes in the financial system. Chapter 6 and 7 are Financialization of the Real Economy…