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Yanis Varoufakis - 2018-05-15 - Original post - cached version
The idea of a unified Europe didn’t always elicit the current mixture of exasperation, boredom, and rage, in politicians and ordinary people alike. In fact, there was a time when the European Union seemed like a great initiative, especially on a continent ravaged first by two hot wars, then broken...
Yanis Varoufakis - 2018-03-22 - Original post - cached version
Full script of my lecture at the Rose Theatre on Shakespeare: Since brevity is, indeed, the soul of wit, let me begin by stating the obvious: I am as qualified to deliver an annual Shakespeare lecture in this splendid theatre as an ant that walks in wonder on an iPhone is able to explain the...
Yanis Varoufakis - 2018-03-19 - Original post - cached version
Mark Lawson, in today’s Guardian, previews my Annual Shakespeare Rose Lecture, ahead of tonight’s delivery. He begins with its title ‘Shake the Superflux’ and the statement: ‘The beauty of King Lear is that it encourages us to think about inequality’.

Is Theresa May Macbeth? Might King...

Yanis Varoufakis - 2018-03-18 - Original post - cached version
Yanis Varoufakis has emerged not only as an embattled finance minister, iconoclastic economist, and co-founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25), but a life-long lover of Shakespeare. He called the Greek debt crisis ‘a Shakespearean tragedy’, reported that observing the European Union is...
Yanis Varoufakis - 2018-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment
Yanis Varoufakis
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $28.00 (cloth)

In the spring of 2015, a series of debt negotiations briefly claimed a share of the world’s attention that normally goes only to events where...

Yanis Varoufakis - 2017-12-07 - Original post - cached version

 

Along with French economist Thomas Piketty, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is making economics sexy again. Journalists enjoyed snapping photos of Varoufakis, clad in a black leather coat, commuting to the finance ministry’s offices on his Yamaha motorcycle. But his short...
Yanis Varoufakis - 2017-11-09 - Original post - cached version

Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece and author of “Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment,” explains that the rise of Donald Trump and the alt-right is a symptom of the failure of the establishment and liberal capitalism. Following is a...

Yanis Varoufakis - 2017-06-28 - Original post - cached version

ATHENS – Europe is at the mercy of a common currency that not only was unnecessary for European integration, but that is actually undermining the European Union itself. So what should be done about a currency without a state to back it – or about...

Yanis Varoufakis - 2017-03-07 - Original post - cached version

Click here for The Guardian site. Or…

Writing a book should be a life-changing experience for its author. This book was no exception: it was as if, halfway through writing it, the subject matter jumped off the page and demanded a real-life response. I soon found myself in...

Yanis Varoufakis - 2017-01-23 - Original post - cached version

by Eric Reguly for The Globe and Mail Having lost the old fight over Greece’s financial future, Mr. Varoufakis is focused on a different cause: preserving the European Union Click here for The Globe and Mail site and here for a pdf … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-12-09 - Original post - cached version

The book will be launched at 19.00 on 12th December 2016 at Parnassos Hall, Plateia Karitsi 8. Speakers include Nicholas Theocarakis (University of Athens), Thanos Mikroutsikos (Composer) and Kostas Vaxevanis (Journalist and publisher). Video messages by Noam Chomsky, James K. … Continue reading...

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-12-07 - Original post - cached version

On 4th December 2016 I delivered the keynote at the RiskMinds International risk management conference in Amsterdam. A summary of my talk, compiled by the organisers, follows. What’s worse? Being a finance minister of a bankrupt state, or a risk … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-11-23 - Original post - cached version

This speech was part of a Cambridge Union debate on ‘This House Has Lost Confidence in Austerity’. See below for the video of the whole debate. Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, Politics and … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-11-10 - Original post - cached version

How owning our Resentment can save Australian Politics In this piece, Paul Tyson, honourary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, outlines his take on the rise of rightwing populist resentment, as a powerful political force, from an Australian perspective. … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-10-19 - Original post - cached version

Muddling Through Austerity By Andrew Moravcsik – click here for the Foreign Affairs website In This Review And the Weak Suffer What They Must? – Yanis Varoufakis Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and Europe – James K. Galbraith … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-09-23 - Original post - cached version

Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, European Crisis

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-08-10 - Original post - cached version

How the IMF and the EU screwed Greece: It’s Official (Title as it appeared on the ABC’s website) Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, European Crisis, Politics and Economics

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-07-29 - Original post - cached version

TIME FOR RESIGNATIONS AT THE IMF, THE ECB & THE COMMISSION TIME FOR AN APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE OF GREECE TIME  FOR A POLICY U-TURN, BEGINNING WITH IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF, THE END OF AUSTERITY & THE CESSATION OF FIRE SALES TIME FOR THE … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-06-26 - Original post - cached version

In April 2016, in the context of a talk I gave in Seattle’s City Hall, Casey Jaywork (of the  Seattle Weekly) and I had this conversation. For Casey’s site click here. Or… CJ: We in Seattle hold the arrogant belief that … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-06-07 - Original post - cached version

by Victoria Bateman Source: iStock Written by the anti-austerity rebel economist and former finance minister in Greece’s Syriza government, this is not simply a book about the modern-day problems of Yanis Varoufakis’ native country. Neither is its object of study … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-25 - Original post - cached version

Click here for the interview with Gabrielle Jackson as published on THE GUARDIAN’s site. Or…  There are two seats to choose from: a deep, soft black-leather couch, or a red one that has the utilitarian look of a school chair. … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-25 - Original post - cached version

Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-25 - Original post - cached version

This book is not just illuminating. It is a call to moral awakening and to intelligent, determined and humane political action.   (This review was published in opendemocracy.net) I would like to start this review by looking at Varoufakis’ writing … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-15 - Original post - cached version

The interview with Yohann Koshy (April 21, 2016) can be read on VICE’s site here. Otherwise… Like most of you, I have dreamt about Yanis Varoufakis. Greece’s Syriza government represented the first challenge to neoliberalism, within the established political field, in European history. …...

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-12 - Original post - cached version

Addressing the Future of Work conference, Zurich, 5th May 2016, Gottlieb Duttweiler InstituteFiled under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, Politics and Economics

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-10 - Original post - cached version

Yanis Varoufakis joins Rob Cox, global editor of Breakingviews, to talk about his new book, ”And the Weak Suffer What They Must?”, the state of the EU, and the implications of a potential Brexit and Trump presidency. To watch the … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-10 - Original post - cached version

Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, European Crisis, Greek Crisis, Politics and Economics

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-08 - Original post - cached version

How Greece was turned into a permanent debt-deflationary trap through unsustainable extend-and-pretend bailout loans. And how difficult it was to negotiate with creditors who do not really care about getting their money back. CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE OR CLICK … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-07 - Original post - cached version

This talk on the future of capitalism and democracy was delivered on 26th April 2016Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, European Crisis, Politics and Economics

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

The European Union is a house of cards threatening regional stability and global prosperity, argues Yanis Varoufakis. The flawed architecture of the EU’s institutions, which struggled to develop an effective or coordinated response to the Eurozone crisis, has never been … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

Click here or on the image above to listen to the interview.Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, European Crisis, Greek Crisis

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

On 25th April 2015 I had the pleasure to engage in an open discussion with Paul Sheard, Chief Economist with Standard and Poor’s, at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. Watch the video of our discussion and/or read … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

On 22nd April I had the pleasure of addressing Google staff on money, money’s digital future but also on the dangerous fantasy of apolitical money.Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, Digital Economies/Money, European … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

By Daniel Marans. Click here for the HP site or read on… WASHINGTON — The United States did not pressure Germany more heavily to give Greece debt relief because it needed Germany’s cooperation in higher-priority foreign policy matters, according to … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

Yanis Varoufakis—the leftist former finance minister of Greece who experienced the crushing power of eurozone austerity firsthand—thinks so. By James Carden For The Nation website click here. Otherwise… Chicago is, among many other things, the home of what is, for better … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, European Crisis, Politics and Economics

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-04-10 - Original post - cached version

For the site of The Irish Times click here. Otherwise… Eight months after his abrupt resignation as Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis is back in the thick of things, leading a new pan-European political movement and promoting a new book … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-04-10 - Original post - cached version

To listen to the debate, click For THE GUARDIAN site, click here. Otherwise… Yanis Varoufakis has appealed for the UK to remain in the European Union because leaving would hasten the disintegration of the 28-nation bloc. The former Greek finance … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-04-10 - Original post - cached version

Click here for a pdf of Michael Gove’s review of And The Weak Suffer What They Must? Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, European Crisis, Politics and Economics, Post-MinFin missives

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-04-10 - Original post - cached version

Review by Paul Mason At the battle of Gettysburg, the defence of the Union army’s flank was entrusted to a man whose biggest responsibility until then had been as professor of rhetoric at an east coast university. In the 1993 … Continue reading →

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-04-05 - Original post - cached version

Filed under: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? - the book, DiEM, Post-MinFin missives

Yanis Varoufakis - 2016-04-03 - Original post - cached version

By Mick Brown, 31 MARCH 2016 • 11:08AM [For the TELEGRAPH site, complete with photos and videos, click here] So, I say to Yanis Varoufakis, you were an obscure university lecturer, with a sideline in writing comment pieces about economics, who had … Continue reading →

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