English Op-ed Politics and Economics Review The Observer

My review of Banerjee & Duflo’s (this year’s Nobel winners in economics) latest book – The Observer

REVIEW: Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems, by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo A recent YouGov survey confirmed that economists are the least trusted professionals in the UK today. Brexit is only the latest contributor to the public’s understandable rejection of a profession that has either failed spectacularly to raise […]

Box0_TOP_ENG DiEM25 English European New Deal Op-ed Politics and Economics PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL The Guardian

With a recession on its way, it is time we demanded an International Green New Deal

Last April, again in The Guardian, David Adler and I called for a particular Green New Deal to be implemented internationally. Now that a new recession is ante portas, we are renewing this call, suggesting that we cannot afford yet another ‘good’ economic crisis to go to waste. Our latest piece in The Guardian follows: […]

Real News Ελληνικά

Η μόνη καλή λύση για το Brexit – Κυριακάτικη Real News

Οταν το 1946 οι ευρωπαϊστές ενθουσιάστηκαν ακούγοντας τον Ουίνστον Τσόρτσιλ να μιλά ενθουσιωδώς υπέρ της δημιουργίας των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών της Ευρώπης, μάλλον δεν πρόσεξαν την επόμενη φράση του με την οποία ξεκαθάριζε ότι η Βρετανία δεν θα έμενε εκτός, καθώς, αναφερόμενος στη χώρα και τον λαό του, είπε: «Εμείς είμαστε με την Ευρώπη αλλά δεν είμαστε της Ευρώπης». Η […]

English European Crisis Op-ed Project Syndicate

Time for ECB bonds! (Yes , things are this bad) – Project Syndicate op-ed

ATHENS – During his tenure as President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi forged a variety of weapons that he deployed to shield the eurozone from menacing deflationary forces. Without them, the euro would have been history. However, the deflationary specter haunting Europe was never truly defeated and is now back with considerable vengeance. In the […]

Brexit DiEM25 UK English Op-ed Project Syndicate

Boris is doing a troika, not a Varoufakis – IRISH EXAMINER

ATHENS – Ever since Boris Johnson moved into 10 Downing Street vowing to re-negotiate the United Kingdom’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, the conventional wisdom among many Brexit opponents has been that the UK’s new prime minister is “doing a Varoufakis” and will be crushed in similar fashion. The BBC’s Katya Adler reported from […]

Box0_TOP_ENG Brexit DiEM25 DiEM25 UK English Op-ed Project Syndicate

Jeremy Corbyn’s finest hour? IRISH EXAMINER (Project Syndicate)

Jeremy Corbyn must expose Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit as a Trump-deal Brexit and put forward Labour’s plan to end the interminable Brexit ordeal immediately, suggests Yanis Varoufakis Boris Johnson is the first British prime minister in a long time who is free of dilemmas regarding his approach to the European Union. For better or worse, Johnson’s […]

English European Crisis Op-ed The Guardian

Lagarde at the ECB – my take in The Guardian

Christine Lagarde was a key member of the infamous troika – Greece’s official creditors – who crushed our people’s resistance to perpetual debt bondage. The other key figure alongside the International Monetary Fund’s then managing director was Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, who played a central role in that drama by engineering the closure of […]

Demokratie in Europa DiEM25 Dissent English European New Deal EUROPEAN SPRING MeRA25

Against extractive practices (social & environmental). Interviewed by Kate Aronoff for DISSENT

“We have to talk to people in a way that combines addressing these [economic] anxieties with the issues of the environment. Unless we manage to do that, we will fail.” Kate Aronoff  Summer 2019 Yanis Varoufakis celebrating the anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal in 2018 (Pedro Ribeiro Simões/Flickr) The last few years have been […]

Box2_ENG DiEM25 English Greek Crisis MeRA25 The New Statesman

How Syriza’s capitulations allowed the Greek right to escape the dustbin of history – The New Statesman

The left-wing party’s embrace of austerity created the conditions for a parasitic and cruel oligarchy to return The Greek right is back: greedier, uglier and more focused than ever. The incoming New Democracy government is determined to reclaim full control of the state on behalf of the most parasitic segment of Greece’s oligarchy and, of course, of […]

Box2_ENG DiEM25 English European Crisis EUROPEAN SPRING Greece Interviews Jacobin MeRA25

MeRA25: Greek progressives’ chance to take the fight against austerity back into Parliament – JACOBIN

Amid the bad results for the Left in the European elections, the Greek outcome was particularly poignant. In the last such contest in 2014, Syriza rode the revolt against austerity to become the largest single party, in its final step toward national office. Five years later, in last month’s election, it finished ten points behind the […]

Brexit DiEM25 DiEM25 UK English Op-ed The Telegraph

Since the Withdrawal Agreement cannot be re-negotiated before Brexit, only a stark General Election can clear the air – The Telegraph

Theresa May’s sequence of strategic errors has rendered impossible a soft Brexit. By adopting red lines consistent solely with a hard Brexit, while denying herself the option of walking out without a deal, the Prime Minister engineered the current stalemate. Now, Mrs May is about to bequeath a poisoned chalice to her successor. The next […]

Campaigning DiEM25 English European New Deal EUROPEAN SPRING FORTUNE magazine Interviews MeRA25

Why we are running in this EU election – FORTUNE magazine’s report

Nothing has ever been subtle with Yanis Varoufakis, the leather-jacketed, motorbike-riding economist who was finance minister of Greece for six of the most tumultuous months in that country’s history. Plain-spoken (to say the least) and a self-professed radical, he is, at 58, not nearly done waging war on Europe’s major power players. This week, he […]

English European Crisis Greece Greek Crisis Op-ed Project Syndicate

A Greek Canary in a Global Goldmine – Project Syndicate op-ed 17 May 2019

ATHENS – The eurozone country that has become synonymous with insolvency is today proving to be a treasure-trove for some. Traders who bought Greek assets a few years ago have good reason to celebrate, having banked returns that no other market could have provided. But, as is often the case, an opportunity that seems too […]

DiEM25 English European New Deal EUROPEAN SPRING Op-ed The New Statesman

The European elections could be an opportunity for a transnational Green New Deal – Adler & Wargan in The New Statesman

Forget the People’s Vote: the upcoming elections for European Parliament have become the new second referendum. To one side, Nigel Farage hopes to gather the Leave vote behind his new Brexit Party. To the other, a splintered coalition of Greens, Changers, Lib Dems, and Labour candidates are campaigning for Remain. Both sides agree on the […]

Brexit DiEM25 UK English Op-ed The Independent

Should Jeremy Corbyn commit to a second referendum? The Independent

Should Jeremy Corbyn adopt an unequivocal commitment to holding a second referendum? Under normal circumstances, it should be an easy question to answer: democrats who think of referendums as a useful injection of direct democracy into our system of representative government, should be in favour. And those who are sceptical of referendums should be against. […]