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Allein gegen die Troika (Alone with the troika) – review of German edition of ‘Adults in the Room’, by Wilfried Loth in FAZ

, 13/02/2018

Schon als Minister legte er Wert auf große Gesten. Yanis Varoufakis bleibt sich auch in diesem Buch treu. Νein, die ganze Geschichte der Auseinandersetzung um die Griechenland-Hilfe im ersten Halbjahr 2015 ist das nicht, was Yanis Varoufakis, der erste Finanzminister der Regierung von Alexis Tsipras in diesem umfangreichen Memoirenwerk bietet. Es ist eine Abfolge von Gesprächen, […]

“La crisis se está haciendo más profunda, más tóxica, más permanente” (“The crisis is getting deeper, more toxic, more permanent”) – El Diario interview, 13/1/2018 (including the original English text of the interview)

, 15/01/2018

“Europa es exactamente lo opuesto a democracia”, asegura el ex ministro griego de Finanzas y cofundador de DIEM25, que ajusta cuentas con los protagonistas de la crisis del euro en  “Comportarse como adultos“ “El Gobierno español actuó firmemente en Bruselas contra los intereses de la inmensa mayoría de los españoles” “El bitcoin es una espléndida burbuja […]

Varoufakis: “No se engañen, la crisis sigue ahí: el euro corre peligro” – El Pais, 2/1/2018

, 02/01/2018

El exministro de Finanzas griego ha publicado un libro sobre las entretelas de la política europea Yanis Varoufakis, exministro de Finanzas de Grecia. Barcelona, 9 de noviembre de 2017 ALBERT GARCIA Polémico. Atractivo. Brillante. Controvertido. Los seis meses de Yanis Varoufakis(Atenas, 1961) al frente del Ministerio de Finanzas de Grecia lo convirtieron en una celebridad global, en una suerte […]

NYT: “What to Get Theresa May for Christmas?” Answer: Adults in the Room!

, 25/12/2017

LONDON — If Santa is listening, here’s a suggestion about what to deliver Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain and David Davis, her chief Brexit negotiator: a copy of Yanis Varoufakis’s “Adults in the Room.” Mr. Varoufakis is the former Greek finance minister and his book sets out in excruciating detail the story of the 2015 […]

‘Adults in the Room’ and ‘And the Weak Suffer What They Must?’ reviewed by B. Baumer for the INDYPENDENT

, 07/12/2017

  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 tenure in the Greek government was marked by clashes with the country’s […]

Adults in the Room – reviewed by C. Collier for Brave New Europe

, 26/11/2017

How far should economists engage in day-to-day politics? “Researchers have an obligation to society to take positions on questions on which they have acquired professional competence,” says French economist Jean Tirole[1]. But how does an academic do this when media are not, in Tirole’s words, his ‘natural habitat’? Yanis Varoufakis, in his recent incarnation as […]

New York Times review of ‘Adults in the Rooom’, by Justin Fox

, 23/11/2017

“A gripping tale of an outspoken intellectual’s sudden immersion in high-stakes politics,… an attempt to divine why smart, seemingly decent politicians and bureaucrats would continue pushing a pointlessly cruel approach long after its pointlessness had become clear.” “Varoufakis wasn’t always trying to make waves. And he seems to have approached his chief task with great seriousness.” Why […]

Yanis Varoufakis & James K. Galbraith on Democracy & DiEM25 (the Democracy in Europe Movement), in conversation with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy,

, 22/11/2017

Listen to this insightful one hour-long discussion on democracy’s discontents in Europe and the United States between two economists who, in 2015, worked together to restore democracy in a small European country while helping its people escape debt-bondage. Here they discuss those events as well as the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25) that is now taking […]

Discussing ‘Adults in the Room’ on ‘This is Hell!’ – Radio/Audio

, 18/11/2017

The disintegration has already begun: Austerity politics at the end of Europe. Episode 978: Debtor’s Prism After 2008, all you ended up with is functionaries of the deep establishment, minding their own interests, propagating their own careers, looking after their mates in the financial sector, and practicing the fine art of the revolving door – with […]

Aus den Schaltzentralen der europäischen Macht: Yanis Varoufakis erzählt “Die ganze Geschichte” – video DAS ERSTE-ARD

, 14/11/2017

Als griechischer Finanzminister löste Yanis Varoufakis 2015 eine der spektakulärsten und kontroversesten Auseinandersetzungen der jüngsten politischen Geschichte aus, als er versuchte, die Beziehung seines Landes mit der EU neu zu verhandeln. Trotz massiver Unterstützung, nicht nur in der griechischen Bevölkerung, sondern auch in der Obama-Administration, bei konservativen britischen Ökonomen, bei Emmanuel Macron, der damals noch […]

How Trump rose to power (in 2’33”) – Business Insider video

, 09/11/2017

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 transcript of the video. Yanis Varoufakis: My name is Yanis […]

“BREXIT: What must be avoided and what must be done, now!” – Speech at the Royal Society, London, 7 NOV 2017

, 08/11/2017

No venue is better suited for a detoxifying discussion on Brexit than The Royal Society, whose motto (Nullius In Verba – On No One’s Word) ought to be the foundation of all rational debate. I was, thus, moved and deeply honoured by the EEF’s (*) invitation to deliver their annual lecture on Brexit in The Royal Society. […]

On Catalonia, the Muslim Ban and a Sustainable World Order

, 03/11/2017

We continue our conversation with economist and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. His new book is entitled Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment.        

POINT DE VUE. Le bon chemin du Grec Yanis Varoufakis

, 30/10/2017

Entre adultes, les conversations prennent parfois un tour « très sérieux » à ne pas mettre dans toutes les oreilles… Aussi, quand l’ancien ministre des Finances, en Grèce, nous invite à de nouvelles conversations, nous nous demandons ce qu’il va nous dire de si osé. Son livre (1) le dit simplement : l’Union européenne et la zone […]

Doug Henwood’s review of ‘Adults in the Room’ (Baffler) & a radio discussion between us

, 28/10/2017

Doug Henwood’s long review of my Adults in the Room follows. Plus a radio interview with Doug for BEHIND THE NEWS. FINANCE MINISTERS RARELY BECOME CELEBRITIES. Sure, there was a moment in the 1990s when Bill Clinton’s treasury secretary Robert Rubin came close. But that was because so many people thought they were getting rich off the […]

Book review of ‘Adults in the Room’ in the Los Angeles Review of Books

, 28/10/2017

The Ins and Outs of Europe’s Deep Establishment By Stan Persky I. ONE EVENING in spring 2015, a finance minister walks into a bar in Washington, DC, looking for some insider advice. No, this is not one of those man-walks-into-a-bar-type jokes. On this occasion, the man walking into a bar is Yanis Varoufakis, the then-newly-minted finance […]

Liberation: «En Europe, les chiffres prospèrent, les gens désespèrent»

, 28/10/2017

L’ancien ministre des Finances de Tsípras, qui a lutté bec et ongles contre l’austérité et vient de publier un livre au vitriol, dénonce les «mensonges» de la crise grecque. Et regarde d’un œil plus que sceptique la politique de Macron. Il l’avait promis, il a osé le faire : peu après sa démission du poste de ministre […]

Eine Nachricht für Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble

, 25/10/2017

Lieber Wolfgang, Ich habe deine jüngsten Antworten auf Fragen von Journalisten sehr genau unter die Lupe genommen. Diese bezogen sich auf mein neuestes Buch “Die ganze Geschichte” und unsere Unterhaltungen im ersten Halbjahr 2015. Ich habe einen Vorschlag für dich. Anstatt vager Aussagen und herabsetzender Bemerkungen möchte ich dich einladen und herausfordern, konkrete Seiten und […]

Message to Mr Wolfgang Schäuble

, 24/10/2017

  Dear Wolfgang, I read carefully and listened your recent statements in response to journalistic questions emanating from my recent book “Adults in the Room” relating to our conversations during the first half of 2015. I have a proposal for you. Instead of vague statements and personal put down lines, I invite you to point […]

Interview for VOX with Sean Illing, occasioned by ‘Adults in the Room’

, 24/10/2017

“The alternative is a gigantic dystopia, because the way we are moving today is creating nothing but hopelessness and despair and a shrinking middle class.” Those aren’t the words of Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. They’re from someone who watched his nation get hammered first by a financial crisis not solely of its own making […]

Did the Greek crisis contribute to Brexit & Trump? Interviewed at Radio WhoWhatWhy

, 20/10/2017

After the world financial crisis of 2007/2008, Greece became the world’s Lehman Brothers. In 2010, France, Germany and all other major European economic forces tried to impose loans upon Greece that it could never pay back and, some Greeks claim, were really a way to bail out French and German banks. According to former Greek […]

Le cinéma est politique: conversation Costa Gavras-Yanis Varoufakis – Mediapart

, 18/10/2017

Rencontre entre l’ancien ministre et celui qui s’apprête à le transformer en héros de cinéma. Costa-Gavras envisage en effet de tourner un film autour de ce bras de fer de 2015. « Je veux parler de l’émotion que j’ai eue en lisant ce livre, par son personnage principal – c’est quand même un personnage de […]

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