The Entrepreneurial State

The Entrepreneurial State

Debunking Public Vs. Private Sector Myths

Book - 2015
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The world's most popular products, from the iPhone to Google Search, were funded not by private companies, 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. She reveals in detailed case studies that the opposite is true: the state is, and has been, our boldest and most valuable innovator. Denying this history is leading us down the wrong path. A select few get credit for what is an intensely collective effort, and the US government has started disinvesting from innovation. The repercussions could stunt economic growth and increase inequality. Mazzucato teaches us how to reverse this trend before it is too late.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9781610396134
1610396138
Branch Call Number: 338.04 Mazzucato
Characteristics: xix, 260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

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Bill_L
Jul 12, 2019

A revelation. Something every citizen ought to know. And, more importantly, every politician.

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StarGladiator
Jan 30, 2015

In all honesty I only skimmed this book, as I had already read, individually, many of the points the author so cogently makes and justifies. Anyone familiar with the history of technology, both globally and in North America, realizes the author is on target. It would take a month to recount all the tech advances just out of the NASA space program!

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