Mariana Mazzucato is a name most people—aside from those in particular fields—won't be aware of, however, it's clear that she is a very influential professor, according to the biography featured on her website:
Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). She received her BA from Tufts University and her MA and PhD in Economics from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. Her previous posts include the RM Phillips Professorial Chair at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at Sussex University. She is a selected fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and of the Italian National Science Academy (Lincei).
She is winner of international prizes including the 2020 John von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the ‘3 most important thinkers about innovation’ by The New Republic, one of the 50 most creative people in business in 2020 by Fast Company, and one of the 25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism by WIRED.
She is the author of three highly-acclaimed books: The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (2013), The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (2018) and the newly released, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism (2021).
She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. Her current roles include:
- Chair of the World Health Organization’s Council on the Economics of Health for All
- Member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors
- Member of the South African President’s Economic Advisory Council
- Member of the OECD Secretary General’s Advisory Group on a New Growth Narrative
- Member of the UN High Level Advisory Board for Economic and Social Affairs
- Member of Argentina’s Economic and Social Council
- Member of Vinnova’s Advisory Panel in Sweden
- Member of Norway’s Norway’s Research Council.
- As Special Advisor for the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (2017-2019), she authored the high impact report on Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union, turning “missions” into a crucial new instrument in the European Commission’s Horizon innovation programme.
Mazzucato is a prolific writer of policy papers on various economic topics, though she notably has written many papers on transitioning domestic and/or global "carbon economies" into "low-carbon economies," as well as other forays into green economics, several papers on Covid-19, the need for stakeholder capitalism, and many other topics. As her short hair and physiognomy would suggest, she is an intersectional feminist, and she agrees with the elite on most topics, whether it be race, LGBT, anthropogenic climate change, etc. The one area where she disagrees with many of them is her critique of neoliberalism, but most world leaders seem interested in adopting her ideas now that the global economy is quite malleable due to the lockdowns.
(She seriously showed her woke credentials by name-dropping in an interview two examples of improvements in recognizing women as innovators: Hidden Figures, a movie that greatly exaggerates the role of black women in the space race, and Jess Wade's laughable Women in STEM Wikipedia editing project.)
Over the years, Mariana Mazzucato, an economist and professor at the University College London, has achieved the kind of celebrity status that is uncommon for academics.
In February, British GQ named her one of the 50 most influential people in Britain, alongside David Beckham and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The Financial Times described one of her panel discussions as “electrifying.” She’s got the ears of politicians and chief executives around the world, from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the U.S. and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, to Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Pope Francis, who all turn to her for advice or lean on her work for ideas.
The WEF was founded by Klaus Schwab, who is also the current executive chairman of the organization. The WEF is a globalist organization that is highly supportive of the Covid-19 lockdowns, and their advocation seems largely intended to promote a "Great Reset" of capitalism. Additionally, they have expressed interest in moving away from a cash-based currency to a digital currency, stakeholder capitalism, climate change, and potentially, the phasing out of private property.
As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again – this time to tackle a climate emergency.
Under a “climate lockdown,” governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling. To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.Addressing this triple crisis requires reorienting corporate governance, finance, policy, and energy systems toward a green economic transformation. To achieve this, three obstacles must be removed: business that is shareholder-driven instead of stakeholder-driven, finance that is used in inadequate and inappropriate ways, and government that is based on outdated economic thinking and faulty assumptions.
Corporate governance must now reflect stakeholders’ needs instead of shareholders’ whims. Building an inclusive, sustainable economy depends on productive cooperation among the public and private sectors and civil society. This means firms need to listen to trade unions and workers’ collectives, community groups, consumer advocates, and others.
Since the focus of my article is more general and centered around climate change, I haven't touched on Mazzucato's work extensively. As can be seen above, she has a position within a branch of the WHO. Bill Gates is connected to the WHO, and many of the usual suspects fund Project Syndicate, the NGO featuring Mazzucato's above cited article—including Soros' Open Society Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As Global Research notes, this same article was also featured on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), an NGO that describes itself as "a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world." Most of the big corporations are members of the WBCSD, including Walmart, Bayer, Chevron, Google, Microsoft, DuPont, 3M, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Danone, and Nestlé. A full list of members can be found here.
Mazzucato's views are formulated for the benefit of globalist elites and big corporations, and these ties are an indication of their approval of her views.
(Also, make sure to take note of how oil companies are always associated with all of the environmental and sustainable development initiatives; Shell, BP, and Chevron are all on board. Maurice Strong, an oil tycoon was also one of the leading figures in the movement and is associated with the Club of Rome; the Rockefellers of Standard Oil fame are another powerful family that took an interest in the environment and anthropogenic climate change, even though, on the surface level, it would appear to be against their best interests.)
.17% is not a "serious pandemic," and certainly pales compared to the
During the northern hemisphere spring, when restrictions were at their strictest, the human footprint softened to a level not seen in decades. Flights halved, road traffic in the UK fell by more than 70%. Industrial emissions in China, the world’s biggest source of carbon, were down about 18% between early February and mid-March – a cut of 250m tonnes. Car use in the United States declined by 40%. So light was humankind’s touch on the Earth that seismologists were able to detect lower vibrations from “cultural noise” than before the pandemic.
Global emissions fell by an estimated 7% globally, the sharpest annual decline ever reported, but The Guardian laments that the trend did not last long enough to curb climate change.
Not all of that is bad, of course. Less pollution is good, but there are economic offsets to be considered and all of this comes far too fast. Taking measures to decrease air pollution by improving car engines and industrial methods, among other gradual improvements could be done, but that's not really what this is about. It's not really just about Covid-19, and future lockdowns, even of the green lockdown variety, will not solely be about reducing CO2 emissions.
It's hard to say what these lockdowns are about, because they are obviously about many things: further destroying small businesses and consolidating the power of big businesses, a means of controlling the population and restricting their movement, implementing contact tracing, vaccine passports, and increasing surveillance technology, rolling out experimental vaccines, as well as the topic of this article—their war against climate change. The most succinct, though too broad to be very helpful, answer is that the lockdowns are a means of consolidating power, and all of what was listed above (and what I failed to list) is a subset of that process of consolidation.
Nevertheless, the data has been in for a while. These lockdowns have shown their potential for furthering the goals of climate change activists, and it's looking like we'll be in and out of lockdown in the following years. One day, they could say Covid-19 is eradicated, but all they have to do is release a new virus from a lab or simply ascribe all of the characteristics of Covid-19 (which is basically just the flu) to another virus.
Then the court-scientists will roll out their data and pretend the lockdowns were a smashing success and ignore Sweden, the media will clap, and then it all starts over again.
It's unlikely enough people will be on board for climate lockdowns alone. The virus seems to be a necessary component. There are many people who are deathly afraid of viruses, and a virus is a solid excuse for wearing face masks and other obtrusive restrictions that break down trust and lower immunity. A "pandemic" is good for big pharma and will reduce energy usage, so that's quite a few birds with one stone.
It's very clear to me that they will never rebrand these general lockdowns into climate lockdowns, rather the two will overlap and support each other, to the detriment of just about everyone other than the elites.
From the recent Project Veritas CNN leaks, a CNN staffer revealed that CNN has played up the Covid-19 death toll for ratings. This is so obvious that anyone who is paying attention would already know this without confirmation. All of the MSM were doing the same thing.
The far more important revelation is what the staffer goes on to reveal:
“I think there’s a COVID fatigue. So, like whenever a new story comes up, they’re [CNN’s] going to latch onto it. They’ve already announced in our office that once the public is — will be open to it — we’re going to start focusing mainly on climate,” Chester said.
“It’s going to be our [CNN’s] focus. Like our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that’s what it was, right? So our next thing is going to be climate change awareness,” he added.
The insider information provided by the footage from Project Veritas was proven correct.
This enemy does not recognize geopolitical borders. It has the power to wreak havoc on national economies, to cost people their livelihoods and their lives. It seeps through the smallest cracks in our social fabric, targeting the poor and the vulnerable among us. Sound familiar?
The Covid-19 pandemic and climate change have led to catastrophic fallout on a global scale, necessitating cross-border cooperation. Both also cause exponentially more harm to those of lower socioeconomic status.
Experts say that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a stress test for regional and international collaboration that has strained political partnerships. But despite nationalistic self-interest surrounding supplies of vaccines and virus treatments, some experts say it may actually put us in a better position to earnestly and successfully combat climate change in a post-pandemic society -- if we learn from our mistakes.
"The pandemic has given us a trial run," said Alice Hill, the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. "But the big difference between pandemics and climate risk is that the climate has undergone permanent, irreversible damage. And so we need to focus on how we build resilience quickly and effectively on a global scale."
They're already babbling on about—not inequality—but inequity, riding the nauseating wave coming from the Biden administration, most notably Kamala Harris' Twitter clip—possibly other sources as well.
Also included with an ominous—though predictable, if you're paying attention—quote from the United Nation's "independent expert on human rights and international solidarity," Obiora C. Okafor, who states, "This pandemic will not end for anyone until it ends for everyone." CNN editorializes in a way that allows this line to apply equally towards climate change. It boils down to advocacy for a global redistribution scheme that further consolidates the various countries of the world under a supranational entity (along with the typical domestic diversity fiasco)—expect the IMF and other international financial institutions, as well as the endless list of NGOs and other influential bodies to increase the pressure to make all countries comply.
There’s a big difference between equality and equity. pic.twitter.com/n3XfQyjLNe— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 1, 2020
This shift from Covid-19 to climate change is likely a directive from higher up (above CNN), and you'll see plenty of horizontal alignment on the issue of climate change among the MSM outlets. They'll continue to report on Covid-19 and enforce that narrative, but they'll weave in more climate change talking points and use it for the purpose of stoking fear in an already subdued population. The two will probably be drip fed in cycles—one having greater emphasis when the other topic becomes too stale.
There is a great turn coming, a change in the terms of political debate, a period of hinge. We are swinging from the many months of coronavirus obsession into an autumn which will be dominated, rightly, by the climate emergency. But much of what we have learned from Covid-19 – about the state, authority, journalism and civil society – is directly applicable to what’s coming next.