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Is Universal Basic Income a good idea? My debate with Daron Acemoglou on Pairagraph

Pairagragh hosts structured debates between pairs of scholars, politicians etc. taking opposing views on some issue. In this one, Daron Acemoglu and I are debating Universal Basic Income – Daron opposing it and I defending it. Enjoy! Daron Acemoglou’s opening salvo  We need a better and stronger social safety net. We need ways of combating […]

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Where is Global Capitalism Going? My discussion with Ammar Ali Jan on the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of the Progressive International

Honouring the one-year anniversary of the Progressive International, Council members Yanis Varoufakis and Ammar Ali Jan engage in a wide-ranging debate about the direction of global capitalism in a turbulent age of crisis, pandemic, and political unrest. Ammar Ali Jan is a historian and member of Haqooq-e-Khalq Movement in Pakistan. Yanis Varoufakis is Member of […]

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Η κρυφή γοητεία της Λιτότητας

Αν η Λιτότητα είναι μια ιδέα τόσο κακή όσο λέω ότι είναι, κι η εφαρμογή της συρρικνώνει την οικονομική δραστηριότητα ακόμα και των ισχυρών, τότε γιατί είναι τόσο δημοφιλής μεταξύ των κραταιών της γης; Κατά τη δεκαετία του 1840, ο Τόμας Πηλ αποφάσισε να μεταναστεύσει από την Αγγλία στον Κύκνειο Ποταμό της Δυτικής Αυστραλίας. Ευκατάστατος […]

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Austerity’s hidden purpose – Project Syndicate/Katmandu Post

Back in the 1830s, Thomas Peel decided to migrate from England to the Swan River in Western Australia. A man of means, Peel took along, besides his family, ‘300 persons of the working class, men, women, and children,’ as well as ‘means of subsistence and production to the amount of £50,000.’ But soon after arrival, […]

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8 Answers to 8 Questions on Economic Theory, Economic Policy, Humanity & Capitalism – interviewed for The Age of Economics

 In this extensive interview, for the good people at The Age of Economics, I try to answer eight large questions ranging from “Why does economics matter?” and “What are the differences between economics and natural science or engineering?” to “Is capitalism a natural system, given human nature, for serving humanity’s purposes?”. 1. Why does economics […]

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From the peculiar failure of economic theory to capitalism’s transition to technofeudalism: A discussion with Ilan Pappé

We met to discuss economic theory’s curious failures, how they relate to neoliberalist ideology, the manner in which the Crash of 2008 gave rise to the transition of capitalism to technofeudalism, and the prospects of international solidarity to give humanity a chance to escape both technofeudalism and the climate emergency. However, we spent the first […]

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Debating the EU with Douglas Murray on UNHERD – video

“The EU has had a difficult pandemic. A slow procurement of vaccines, followed by a botched rollout, and blame-shifting by its leaders has drawn together critics from all politics stripes. Two of unlikely bedfellows from very different political traditions, Douglas Murray and Yanis Varoufakis, joined Freddie Sayers for a discussion about the bloc at an […]

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When the truth of Israel’s Apartheid is replaced with missile and assorted violence data reporting

Imagine if reports of riots in Soweto against Apartheid never mentioned Apartheid but only concentrated on the violence of the youths or the loss of life and property caused by militant blacks. This is what we are being treated to today in Western media reports ftom Palestine. When the truth is replaced by silence, a […]

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mέta – DiEM25’s & MeRA25’s Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation premiers tonight, 13th May, at 19.00CET

Imagine the world anew, together.  Thursday 13 May 2021, at 19.00CET (17.00GMT, 20.00 Athens time), streaming at mέta’s YouTube channel and at facebook.com/meta.cpc. Through a sequence of intensifying crises, capitalism has already morphed into a dystopian postmodern, hi-tech version of feudalism. Postcapitalism is, thus, already here. Through art and research, argument and poetry, mέta, the […]

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The Eternal Marx: Reviewing Shlomo Avineri’s KARL MARX: PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

Shlomo Avineri’s recent biography demolishes the charge that Karl Marx was a self-hating anti-Semite. And by dragging Marx, kicking and screaming, back into the Rhinish Jewish community that shaped him, Avineri yields new insights pertinent to today’s global challenges. Shlomo Avineri, Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution, Yale University Press, 2019. The problem with egotists is that […]

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Football Takes Capitalism Out of Bounds – Project Syndicate

Europe has discovered its moral Rubicon, the frontier beyond which commodification becomes intolerable. The line in the sand that Europeans refuse to cross, come what may, has just been drawn. We bowed to bankers who almost blew up capitalism, bailing them out at the expense of our weakest citizens. We turned a blind eye to […]

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Ποδόσφαιρο – Καπιταλισμός 1Χ2

Την περασμένη εβδομάδα, η Ευρώπη ανακάλυψε τα όρια της ανοχής της. Την ηθική της ραχοκοκκαλιά. Το σύνορο πέραν του οποίου θεωρεί ανυπόφορη την περαιτέρω εμπορευματοποίηση των αξιών. Την λεπτή κόκκινη γραμμή που οι Ευρωπαίοι αρνούνται να περάσουν, ό,τι και να τους τάξουν. Μπορεί να σκύψαμε το κεφάλι στους τραπεζίτες που τίναξαν στον αέρα τις οικονομίες […]

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Listen now to the Communist Manifesto, including the new introduction of the latest Penguin edition

Penguin’s recent edition of the Communist Manifesto is now available on audio here and here. (Meanwhile, here is an extract of my introduction to the Manifesto – as it appeared in The Guardian. For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with images and ideas […]