British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is clearly happy for the state to play a larger role in the economy. And yet, by scrapping a perfectly sensible industrial strategy for no good reason, it has all but ensured that the country’s economic problems will remain unsolved.
I spoke at this year’s Disruptive Innovation Festival about learning from the financial crisis, and building an economy that is fit for purpose for the 21st century.
This article was originally published at openDemocracy. “The important thing for Government is not to do things which individuals are doing already, and to do them a little better or a little worse; but to do those things which at present are not done at all” — John Maynard Keynes On 20 July 1969 Neil … Continue reading Shooting for the moon: Why we need a new mission for a zero carbon future