Book notes: The big con, by Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington

The authors highlight that the excessive pursuit of efficiency results in ineffective government agencies

Book cover_The Big Con

Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington, The big con: how the consulting industry weakens our businesses, infantilizes our governments and warps our economies, Allen Lane, February 2023, 268 pages

Mariana Mazzucato is a professor at University College London who has built a reputation as an academic and a public intellectual by challenging the ‘neoliberal’ consensus that has prevailed since the 1980s on the role of the state and government. In a series of books, including The entrepreneurial

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