Freakonomics Radio

Is the Government More Entrepreneurial Than You Think? (Ep. 348)

34:43 | Sep 6th, 2018

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We all know the standard story: our economy would be more dynamic if only the government would get out of the way. The economist Mariana Mazzucato says we’ve got that story backward. She argues that the government, by funding so much early-stage rese...Show More


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dannyJan 8th

Love the perspective on how important a government can be in having a thriving entrepreneurial city.

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mmDec 31st, 2018

This was a fascinating rethink of government's role in entrepreneurship (eg. role in Tesla, solar) and how government should market itself better and get a better return on its investment when they use public money to invest in ventures & industries.