The productivism manifesto, and how to make it work
SummaryIt will take an especially well-focused set of policies to enhance the productive capabilities of all regions and social segments
I wrote recently about the possible emergence, from both the left and right of the political spectrum, of a new economic-policy paradigm that could supersede neoliberalism. The new framework gives governments and community organizations greater responsibility to shape investment and production—in support of good jobs, the climate transition and more resilient societies—and is much more suspicious of markets and large corporations than the outgoing paradigm is. I called it ‘productivism’, though others can no doubt think of sexier appellations.