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Mariana Mazzucato Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on March 3rd, 02014


The Long Now Foundation’s monthly

Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Mariana Mazzucato presents The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Private vs. Public Sector Myths

Mariana Mazzucato presents

“The Entrepreneurial State:

Debunking Private vs. Public Sector Myths”


Monday March 24, 02014 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center

Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15


About this Seminar:

Where do the boldest innovations, with the deepest consequences for society, come from?

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and libertarians claim that the private sector leads the way always, and government at best follows by decades and at worst impedes the process with bureaucratic regulations.

Mariana Mazzucato proves otherwise. Many of the most profound innovations—from the Internet and GPS to nanotech and biotech —had their origin in government programs developed specifically to explore innovations that might eventually attract private sector interest. Governments can take on multi-decade, slow-payoff, ambitious projects where most businesses cannot. The process works pretty well now. How can it work better?

Mazzucato is a professor of the Economics of Innovation at Sussex University and author of The Entrepreneurial State: debunking private vs. public sector myths.