South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016 & 2017

Search for your favourite author or book

Value of Everything:Making and Taking in the Global Economy

Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
June 2018
About the book: 

Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? In modern capitalism,  value-extraction - the siphoning off of profits, from shareholders'  dividends to bankers' bonuses - is rewarded more highly than  value-creation: the productive process that drives a healthy economy and  society. We misidentify takers as makers, and have lost sight of what  value really means.  Yet, argues Mariana Mazzucato in this  penetrating and passionate new book, if we are to reform capitalism we urgently need to rethink where wealth comes from. Who is  creating it, who is extracting it, and who is destroying it? The Value of Everything will reignite a long-needed debate about the kind of world we really want to live in.