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Martin Wolf, in The Financial Times, on ‘Adults in the Room’: “A tragedy because Varoufakis was – and is – right. The bulk of Greek debt should indeed be cancelled outright.”

, 24/06/2017

This is a superbly written account of the struggle to alleviate the austerity imposed upon the Greek people by the eurozone. Greece, argues Varoufakis, has been put in a debtors’ prison and robbed of autonomy and dignity for the indefinite future. Critics would argue that he failed as finance minister in 2015 because he was […]

Europe’s Ugly Future: A review of Varoufakis, Galbraith & Stiglitz – Foreign Affairs

, 19/10/2016

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 The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe – Joseph Stiglitz

And The Weak Suffer What They Must? Review in the Times Higher Education

, 07/06/2016

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 the plight of the eurozone. What this ambitious book aims to provide is a history […]

And the Weak Suffer what they Must? Review by Paul Tyson

, 25/05/2016

This book is not just illuminating. It is a call to moral awakening and to intelligent, determined and humane political action.  

Review of my talk "Basic Income is a Necessity" – examiner.com

, 13/05/2016

Click here for the examiner.com site Yanis Varoufakis’ amazing reframe of Basic income Yanis Varoufakis produced half-hour video presentation and question-and-answer session. It was an address for the Future of Work Conference, in Zurich, Switzerland, 5th May 2016, at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. In this presentation Yanis Varoufakis, totally reframes the concept of how wealth […]

Romantiker gegen Pragmatiker – Die Zeit

, 25/07/2015

Yanis Varoufakis erklärt in einem neuen Buch seinem Kind, warum die Griechen nichts für ihre Situation können. VON ADAM SOBOCZYNSKI (Die Zeit site) DIE ZEIT Nº 28/201524. Juli 2015  15:11 Uhr 139 Kommentare Der ehemalige griechische Finanzminister Yanis Varoufakis  |  © dpa

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century from a Marxist Perspective – audio

, 14/12/2014

On 6th December, I was kindly invited by the editorial board of Science & Society (the oldest continuously published journal of Marxist scholarship worldwide) to deliver a keynote to its Editorial Board’s Annual Meeting. My talk was based on a recent critical review of Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century which can be read here. To listen […]

Discussing Thomas Piketty's inequality treatise with Andrew Mazzone – video

, 03/12/2014

Prompted by this critical review article of Professor Thomas Piketty’s Capitalism in the 21st Century, which I recently published in Real World Economics Review, Andrew Mazzone (of the Henry George School Social Science) kindly interviewed me on the subject of inequality and Professor Piketty’s book.  

Egalitarianism’s Latest Foe: a critical review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century

, 08/10/2014

The Real-World Economics Review commissioned a number of us to write critical reviews of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century.  They include, beside the over-signed, David Colander, Edward Fullbrook (who must be credited for the whole issue), James K. Galbraith, Michael Hudson, Richard Koo, Richard Parker, Ann Pettifor, and Robert Wade – see below for links to […]

Chosen Cells – WdW Review

, 29/08/2014

Chosen Cells  is a sequel to Solitary Subversives and our seventh article for Witte de With Review (an initiative of Rotterdam-based Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art) of which we, vitalspace.org and I, are their…  ‘Athens Desk’). Click here for the  Witte de With Review site which contains several photos missing here. Or read on…   

Solitary Subversives: from the WdW Review

, 03/06/2014

Solitary Subversives is about the Power of One in the face of oppression. About how one person’s refusal to succumb to authoritarian lies can make a difference. It begins with an almost forgotten Greek film, that I vividly recall having made an impression upon me along such lines, and then relates two other stories highlighting the […]

A Review of the Global Minotaur (2nd edition) from an Australian perspective; by Paul Tyson

, 22/05/2014

Is there Life After Money? A Summary, with comments, of Yanis Varoufakis’ The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the future of the world economy, Zed Books By Dr Paul Tyson, Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham. [Note that the cover displayed here is of the German edition. Click here for the […]

James Galbraith on Piketty’s Capital in 21st Century – video/interview

, 26/04/2014

See also James Galbraith’s splendid review of T. Piketty’s ‘Capital’ here.

Das Kapital for the Twenty-First Century? A review of T. Piketty’s new book by James K. Galbraith

, 03/04/2014

Thomas Piketty has a new book out: Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It is an ambitious volume that sets out to explain the sources of inequality and social tensions in the context of his own anatomy of… Das Kapital. As this book is receiving a great deal of attention, a proper review is in order. Thankfully, James K. Galbraith […]

The Global Minotaur reviewed in the Calcalist (in Hebrew) by Uri Pasovsky

, 08/02/2013

As the second edition of my The Global Minotaur is about to hit the bookstands, Uri Pasovsky just published an extensive review of it in Calcalist, the leading Israeli business daily. Thanks Uri. Click here for the review.

'The Global Minotaur': A 'Great Transformation' for our Times – Review by Boris Stremlin for Left Eye On Books

, 12/07/2012

Left Eye on Books just published a generous and detailed review of my Global Minotaur authored by Boris Stremlin. 

The Global Minotaur: The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective. Columbia University, Nov. 2011

, 20/11/2011

    On 9th November 2011, Mark Mazower (Professor of History at Columbia University) kindly organised an event, at the University of Columbia, to launch my recent book (The Global Minotaur: America, the true causes of the world economy and the future of the world economy). Justin Fox (author of The Myth of the Rational Market) […]

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