The missing piece from Mark Carney's Reith lecture on value

For most of us, accounting is so boring it is neither seen as part of the problem or part of the solution. But how can something that humans constructed be a neutral bystander in the future of our economy? In the first of his new Nicholls & Dimes series for Pioneers Post, social value expert (and optimist) Jeremy Nicholls responds to the recent Reith lectures delivered by former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney – and asks how eminent economists can explore new notions of ‘value’ while apparently ignoring the fundamental role of accounting.