Can economic policy escape state capture? by Mark Swilling | Apr 16, 2019 | Publication | 1 comment Author: Mark Swilling Type of publication: Journal publication Reference details: Swilling, M. 2019. Can economic policy escape state capture? New Agenda, 72:24-27. To download: New Agenda 1 Comment salim on 18 April 2019 at 11:42 am Really nice article as pushes for more substantive thinking on an alternative economic reality that is less aggregated. However, I still struggle to understand the continuing faith in a level of political aggregation (elite compact) that underlies the argument for more ‘public interventions’ and ‘development finance’. Perhaps a transition strategy resides in a partial forced break with traditional banking/pension funds and the decentralisation of investment decisions to individuals. Coupled with this, we need a transitional knowledge diffusion strategy wherein we only pretend to abide by intellectual property right conventions. Livelihood centred economic development may not materialise without a radically different type of politics – less aggregated and much more diffused. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.