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Mariana Mazzucato:
Government — investor, risk-taker, innovator

TEDGlobal 2013 · 14:04 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Mariana Mazzucato: Government — investor, risk-taker, innovator
14:04 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 19 languages

Why doesn’t the government just get out of the way and let the private sector — the “real revolutionaries” — innovate? It’s rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it. In an energetic talk, she shows how the state — which many see as a slow, hunkering behemoth — is really one of our most exciting risk-takers and market-shapers.

Innovation economist
Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato comes up with a surprising answer: the state. Full bio
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