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Revisiting the Modest Proposal: Q&A with a sceptic – Fall 2014 version (*)

As Europe seems resigned to the perpetuation of the Euro Crisis, with its authorities in a state of permanent paralysis (with only the ECB trying, and failing, to stem the debt-deflationary vortex), it seems more pertinent than ever to keep the debate on the Modest Proposal going. If only as a reminder to the powers-that-be that there are immediately […]

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AUSTERITY – a televised debate (by the Institute of World Affairs) on its logic and discontents featuring J.K. Galbraith, Jeff Sommers and Yanis Varoufakis

James Galbraith,  Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government, University of Texas – Austin Yanis Varoufakis, Visiting Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas – Austin, and Jeffrey Sommers, Senior Fellow, Institute of World Affairs Moderator:  Doug Savage, Institute of World Affairs

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Debating Bitcoin on ABC Late Night Live, with Phillip Adams and Andreas Antonopoulos

In this lively debate, on ABC Radio National’s excellent Late Night Live (with Phillip Adams in the chair), we discuss what makes Bitcoin a fascinating technology, whether it is a genuine currency, its parallels with the Gold Standard and what I have called previously the dangerous fantasy of apolitical money.

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Eurozone slips into recession again: Debating the causes on China International Radio

Click below for a China International Radio debate on the Eurozone Crisis, the extent to which austerity has caused the latest slip of the currency union area into recession and what can be done about it.   Panel Discussion involving: -Cui Hongjian, Research Fellow with the China Institute of International Studies. -Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economic […]

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The Euro, Greece, the World Economy: Part B, a debate with Colin Bradford and Mattias Matthijs. (Canadian Public TV)

Here comes the second part of my hour long interview-debate on the Crisis. Not only did Steve Paikin prove an excellent, well read, internviewer but, to boot, I had the pleasure and honour of debating, in the program’s second part, with Colin Bradford (Brookings Institute and Project Leader of Brookings-CIGI Global Governance Reform Project) and Mattias […]