As we all know her basic thesis is that since the government occasionally invents stuff which other people then make money from all that money really belongs to the government.
You know the sort of thing. Government invented the internet therefore Google really belongs to the State. And Jeff Bezos. And pharma discoveries often come from uni labs therefore…..
So, we\’re looking for the best phrase we can to describe this idea. Along the lines of:
Newton invented gravity so NASA owes Cambridge University.
The Arabs invented the distillation of alcohol so the Scotch industry belongs to the Mullahs.
Egyptians invented beer so all beer tax should be paid to Egypt.
The Celts invented the heavy plough therefore all farmers should pay Wales.
You get the idea: what we\’re looking for is the perfect encapsulation of this very stupid idea of Mazzucato\’s.
If we find one that\’s really good it might become a t-shirt.