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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 […]

DiEM25 tritt als Bewegung bei Wahlen an – der Freitag

, 14/11/2017

Europa zurückholen Mit Europa steht es nicht zum Besten. Die Bewegung DiEM25 will via Demokratisierung zu einem Europa der Menschen anregen. Statt zuzusehen, wie es “über die Klippen geht” Als die GriechInnen „Oxi“, nein, zu den europäischen „Reformen“ gesagt hatten und darob von den „Institutionen“ noch schlimmer gedemütigt worden waren, schrieb ich: Europa ist gestorben (dazu […]

UK needs ‘Norway-style’ deal post-Brexit, says Varoufakis – The Irish Times

, 12/11/2017

The UK should stay within the single market for five years after Brexit and Northern Ireland beyond that under “nominal” control from the UK, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has said. Speaking on a visit to Ireland, Mr Varoufakis, who was Greece’s finance minister in 2015, said Britain should apply for a five-year transitional […]

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 […]

Long, personal interview with William Leith in The Guardian on ‘Talking to my Daughter About the Economy’

, 03/11/2017

Yanis Varoufakis is telling me about the birth of his daughter, Xenia. “What I felt was an immense weight of responsibility,” he says. “Absolutely blind love and the sense of focusing on one individual.” But the experience didn’t make him feel like a different person. “It didn’t change my internal constitution or the way I looked […]

Συνέντευξη στην Guardian (μεταφρασμένη στα ελληνικά) επί τη ευκαιρία της αγγλικής έκδοσης του “Μιλώντας στην κόρη μου για την οικονομία”

, 31/10/2017

To νέο σας βιβλίο που εξηγεί την ιστορία και τις αδικίες του καπιταλισμού, απευθύνεται στην 13χρονη κόρη σας, την Ξένια. Ποια ήταν η γνώμη της; Η κόρη μου είναι ο πιο σκληρός κριτής μου, οπότε, ακόμα κι αν της αρέσει κάτι, είναι πολύ φειδωλή στις φιλοφρονήσεις. Υπό αυτή την έννοια, χάρηκα με τα ενθαρρυντικά της […]

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 […]

Q&A in the New Statesman, on the occasion on the publication of ‘Talking to My Daughter About the Economy’

, 28/10/2017

Yanis Varoufakis Q&A: “My despondencies have become a source of energy” The economist talks “Stairway to Heaven”, game theory, and how to make good predictions. What’s your earliest memory? The first time I flew in a passenger plane. I must have been about four and I was very impressed and very scared by it. Who […]

‘Talking to my daughter about the economy’ – Book review in The Guardian by Anna Minton

, 28/10/2017

Not many authors write a book in nine days, and fewer still are likely to announce it in the prologue. Yanis Varoufakis has no qualms about doing so in this brief history of capitalism, structured around the device of talking to his daughter, Xenia, not long a teenager. It was first published a few years ago, when she […]

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 […]

Capitalism is making itself obsolete – The Independent (reporting on a talk at UCL)

, 18/10/2017

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has claimed capitalism is coming to an end because it is making itself obsolete. The former economics professor told an audience at University College London that the rise of giant technology corporations and artificial intelligence will cause the current economic system to undermine itself. Mr Varoufakis, who took on EU institutions over Greek debt […]

‘I would like to live in a world where we’re all privileged’ – Interviewed by The Guardian, on the occasion of the publication of ‘Talking to My Daughter About the Economy’

, 16/10/2017

The economist Yanis Varoufakis was the finance minister in Greece for six tumultuous months in 2015, before resigning from the Syriza government. Last year he launched the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25). He is also the author of several books. His latest is Talking to My Daughter About the Economy. Your new book, explaining the history […]

Le Monde – Yanis  Varoufakis: « Macron a déjà échoué face à l’Allemagne »

, 13/10/2017

L’ex-ministre grec des finances de gauche radicale soutient le projet européen du président, mais désapprouve sa stratégie. LE MONDE ECONOMIE | 13.10.2017 à 10h56 • Mis à jour le 13.10.2017 à 14h47 | Propos recueillis par Marie Charrel Si elle ne change pas de logiciel, la zone euro court à sa perte, estime Yanis Varoufakis. Economiste anticonformiste, ministre des finances du gouvernement […]

Spain’s Crisis is Europe’s Opportunity – Project Syndicate op-ed, 6 OCT 2017

, 06/10/2017

The Catalonia crisis is a strong hint from history that Europe needs to develop a new type of sovereignty, one that strengthens cities and regions, dissolves national particularism, and upholds democratic norms. Imagining a pan-European democracy is the prerequisite for imagining a Europe worth saving. ATHENS – To revive the ailing European project, the ugly […]

To lead Europe Germany needs to come to terms with its crucial role in it – op-ed in Der Freitag (in German & in English), 21 SEP 2017

, 21/09/2017

Wahlkampf Die deutsche Rolle in Europa war kaum ein Thema – als werde alles so bleiben, wie es ist. Das aber ist ein Irrglaube Yanis Varoufakis | Ausgabe 38/2017  16 [For the English language original please scroll down.] Der Mitgründer der Bewegung DiEM25, Yanis Varoufakis, bemängelt die deutsche Selbstbezogenheit im Wahlkampf Foto: Pacific Press Agency/Imago Es ist normal, dass sich […]

Germany needs a frank debate, not this tepid election campaign – Op-ed in Deutsche Welle

, 13/09/2017

The Greek people are paying dearly for having been lulled into a false sense of security, writes former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Germans, he says, are laboring under the same illusion today. Complacency is a country’s worst enemy.  My compatriots were, once upon a time, lulled into a false sense of having “made it.” I […]

Germany needs a frank debate – Deutsche Welle op-ed (in English & German)

, 12/09/2017

OPINION Yanis Varoufakis: Germany needs a frank debate The Greek people are paying dearly for having been lulled into a false sense of security, writes former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Germans, he says, are laboring under the same illusion today. Complacency is a country’s worst enemy. My compatriots were, once upon a time, lulled into […]

For Europe’s sake, Britain must not be defeated – op-ed in The Sunday Times 10/9/2017

, 10/09/2017

Britain must make a radical move if it is to avoid the snare set by Brussels, which wants Brexit to fail, writes Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis September 10 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Varoufakis arrives at a meeting in Athens while he was the Greek finance ministerGETTY Share Brussels’s cheerleading journalists are at it […]

On a radical vision for Brexit – interview with the New Statesman

, 01/09/2017

I warned Jeremy Corbyn about Brexit – now Labour must regain its radicalism Yanis Varoufakis on a radical vision for Brexit. 1st September 2017 (Click here for the original NS site) From the beginning of my conversations on Brexit with the Labour leadership, I advocated a “radical Remain” stance: the UK should be for the […]

The Promise of Fiscal Money – Project Syndicate op-ed

, 30/08/2017

ATHENS – Western capitalism has few sacred cows left. It is time to question one of them: the independence of central banks from elected governments. The rationale for entrusting monetary policy fully to central banks is well understood: politicians, overly tempted during the electoral cycle to create more money, pose a threat to economic stability. […]

Απάντηση στον κ. Τσίπρα στην δήλωσή του για την επιλογή μου ως Υπ.Οικ. – επιστολή στον Guardian, 24η Ιουλίου 2017

, 24/07/2017

Επιστολή μου στον Guardian σε απάντηση της δήλωσης του Αλέξη Τσίπρα ότι ήμουν η σωστή επιλογή αλλά, παράλληλα, ότι το σχέδιο μου ήταν απορριπτέο 24η Ιουλίου 2017 Σε συνέντευξη του στον Guardian, ο έλληνας πρωθυπουργός, Αλέξης Τσίπρας, έχοντας παραδεχθεί ότι έκανε «μεγάλα λάθη», ρωτήθηκε αν το να με διορίσει πρώτο του Υπουργό Οικονομικών ήταν ένα […]

Mr Tsipras’ insightful incoherence – my reply in The Guardian, 24th July 20176

, 24/07/2017

In a Guardian interview (24 July), the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, having admitted to “big mistakes”, was asked if appointing me as his first finance minister was one of them. According to the interviewer, Mr Tsipras said “Varoufakis … was the right choice for an initial strategy of ‘collision politics’, but he dismisses the […]

A New Deal for the 21st Century – op-ed in the New York Times 6th July 2017

, 07/07/2017

ATHENS — The recent elections in France and Britain have confirmed the political establishment’s simultaneous vulnerability and vigor in the face of a nationalist insurgency. This contradiction is the motif of the moment — personified by the new French president, Emmanuel Macron, whose résumé made him a darling of the elites but who rode a wave of anti-establishment enthusiasm […]

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