The world's economy has yet to fully recover from the global financial crisis, now a half-decade since it began. Economists are not finished debating its causes and solutions, and they likely will continue for years to come.
Challenging times call for challenging ideas and solutions. The EU-funded research project FINNOV attributes part of the crisis' cause to an economic value system that rewarded short-term gain over sustainable growth. Accordingly, this deprived the economy of important investments in innovation, green technologies and other new-economy industries envisioned to drive growth into the 21st century.