Mariana Mazzucato, professor of the economics of innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex and author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, has made a passionate case for the government’s active role in the economy, sending the old laissez faire notion that markets can run themselves into the dustbin where it belongs. In a new book co-edited with Michael Jacobs, Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, she offers a bold new vision for contemporary capitalism that works for the people and the planet. What chance does this vision have in the age of Trump and Brexit? Mazzucato shares her view. This post originally appeared on the Institute for New Economic Thinking blog