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Putin must be given a golden bridge from which to escape – On Democracy Now!, with Amy Goodman

, 26/03/2022

The only way of ending the killings, the injuries, the destruction of Ukraine and a permanent quagmire in Europe that threatens world peace, is a rational solution that will leave everybody slightly dissatisfied. “What is exactly the alternative? Is it regime change in Russia?” “Well, whenever the United States tried regime change, it didn’t turn […]

My reply to the Charge of Westsplaining Eastern Europeans

, 23/03/2022

The horrific war Putin unleashed against Ukraine has also caused collateral damage within the ranks of the left. No sooner had I, and other DiEM25 comrades (including Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein), began campaigning for a peaceful resolution of the war based on the principle of an independent but neutral Ukraine than a charge of […]

Σκληρό Μαρκάρισμα Νο.9. Με την Αγγελική Σπανού

, 06/03/2022

Χωρίς απαγορευμένες ή υπαγορευμένες ερωτήσεις. Χωρίς ταμπού θέματα ή προσυμφωνημένες ατζέντες. Χωρίς την παραμικρή προσυνεννόηση. Συνεντεύξεις όπως πρέπει να γίνονται. Στο ένατο «Σκληρό Μαρκάρισμα» με ανακρίνει η Αγγελική Σπανού.

Putin’s criminal invasion, Europe’s response, America’s role – AVVENIRE interview (English version)

, 05/03/2022

Avvenire wanted to know my opinion of Putin, of his invasion, of Europe’s and America’s role, of what this war means for Europe and, of course, they wanted me to explain my support for a diplomatic solution based on the idea of an independent, free, neutral Ukraine. Here is the original English text. What is […]

Capitalism and Social Democracy are finished | On the David Pakman Show

, 26/01/2022

Yanis Varoufakis, author of several bestselling books including most recently “Another Now: A novel,” joins David Pakman to discuss the future of the global economy, Europe and the European Union, and much more.   Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow Book David Pakman: https://www.cameo.com/davidpakman — Subscribe to the SECOND channel: https://www.youtube.com/pakmanlive Follow David […]

EUROPARAMA interview on ANOTHER NOW

, 26/01/2022

In this episode of EUROPARAMA, I answer questions regarding my sci-fi novel ANOTHER NOW posed by Giuseppe Porcaro and Alberto Cottica, from the Science Fiction Economics Lab, with  the participation of Teresa O’Connell, acting chief editor at Are We Europe – and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, director of the European Neighborhood Council. The show is edited […]

What’s the matter with capitalism? And what alternative does ANOTHER NOW offer? Interview with CAPITALISN’T

, 26/01/2022

In this podcast, I sit down with Luigi Zingales and Bethany McLean to discuss the ills of capitalism, not as an unjust system but one that is inefficient and freedom impeding. And, in the process, to discuss my novel ANOTHER NOW. Clich here to listen to the podcast.

Slo Mo: The Moment Capitalism Died. And Imagining an Enlightened Economy | Interviewed by Mo Gawdat

, 26/01/2022

  To LISTEN TO THE PODCAST, ClICK HERE Today’s guest is Yanis Varoufakis, the world renowned economist, member of the Hellenic parliament, and former Greek finance minister who’s been called the “rockstar politician who took on the EU.” This was an absolutely mind blowing conversation, and I recommend approaching it like the most enlightening and […]

Σκληρό Μαρκάρισμα Νο.8. Με την Κάτια Μακρή

, 26/01/2022

Χωρίς απαγορευμένες ή υπαγορευμένες ερωτήσεις. Χωρίς ταμπού θέματα ή προσυμφωνημένες ατζέντες. Χωρίς την παραμικρή προσυνεννόηση. Συνεντεύξεις όπως πρέπει να γίνονται. Στο όγδοο «Σκληρό Μαρκάρισμα» με ανακρίνει η Κάτια Μακρή. Μιλήσαμε χωρίς περιστροφές για την πανδημία, τους εμβολιασμούς και την υποχρεωτικότητά τους ή μη, τα πρόστιμα, το Εθνικό Σύστημα Υγείας και το Παίδων Πεντέλης. Και, βέβαια, […]

How the euro divided Europe, and why countries like Bulgaria should not join – Project Syndicate, Oxford Union video & Keynote audio

, 26/01/2022

This January marked the 20th anniversary of euro notes and coins circulating. In an op-ed published by Project Syndicate I argue that the euro was an unmitigated failure even by the criteria of its architects. This is an updated analysis of a keynote I delivered a few years ago at the Oxford Union – see […]

The causes of inflation and what to do about it – Keynote at Banking Conference, Sofia 2 DEC 2021

, 26/01/2022

Invited by the Bulgarian Central Bank’s Deputy Governor, here is a keynote I delivered in Sofia, on 2nd December 2021, in which I offer a historical  explanation of the nature and causes of our current inflation – as well as a proposed policy response that would help (but which vested interests are impeding).

The State of the Global Economy under the heavy burden of twelve lost years – Keynote (audio + text)

, 21/01/2022

A keynote summing up my view that, since 2009, the world has wasted enormous resources in a bid to re-float finance and at the expense of our capacity to look after each other, and the planet, at a time humanity is facing existential threats – from climate catastrophe to war and toxic politics. My discussants […]

Greek government’s market fundamentalism undermines Greece’s vaccination drive – BBC World Service

, 17/01/2022

As of today, unvaccinated older Greeks (60+) will forfeit 100 euros each month. Market fundamentalism is pushing the Mitsotakis government to adopt a measure that undermines its own vaccination drive. Yet another example of how the neoliberal mindset fails to understand that the principles of demand and supply do not work when it comes to […]

On Brexit and the task of confronting technofeudalism – Interview in The Morning Star

, 03/01/2022

ONE YEAR since the final deal for Brexit was announced, it remains one of the most divisive political subjects for a generation. Perhaps unknown to most, the incendiary B-word had its genesis in the term “Grexit” — coined during tumultuous years after the 2008 credit crunch when a Greek exit from the EU was speculated, […]

MERA25: DiEM25’s new German (!) Party is now a reality

, 27/12/2021

You may have heard of MeRA25, the first political party that DiEM25 created in Greece – and which entered Greek Parliament in July 2019. Well, true to our ambitious transnational agenda, DiEM25 took matters further: We recently established MERA25 as a… German political party that is now legally and organisationally ready and willing to contest […]

Rosemary Bechler (1951-2021) – A wonderful life, a tower of intellect, a beautiful heart and the ideal comrade for all of us at DiEM25 and beyond

, 27/12/2021

“Such a relief to be working on this with you guys … all the best and sleep much better for all this classy political activity! As I will now!” That was the last email I received from her. The campaign that she referred to was DiEM25’s recent, and very successful, crusade to save the NHS […]

Interviewed by Azeem Azhar (Harvard Business Review) on tech, economics, and the future of democracy – audio

, 27/12/2021

In this podcast, I join Azeem Azhar EXPONENTIAL VIEW to discuss my novel Another Now (click here for the English and here for the US versions). [Click here to listen on their site and here for Spotify) We discuss the book’s vision of  a world where mass organization, technological progress, and an overhaul of companies and markets have made […]

The Economic Model of ANOTHER NOW, by AFTER THE OLIGARCHY: Video plus interview

, 27/12/2021

In my novel ANOTHER NOW (click here for the English and here for the US versions) I put forward a blueprint for a socialist, decentralised, market society in which the profit-wage nexus, share markets and commercial banks have become extinct. AFTER THE OLIGARCHY were kind enough to produce a 40′ video explaining the economic model of ANOTHER NOW […]

Russell Brand interrogates me on my novel ANOTHER NOW. Sparks fly and fun is had as we discuss what we can replace technofeudal capitalism with

, 27/12/2021

Can the system ever change or are we stuck? Are we condemned to live as modern peasants in a technofeudal order? Or can we create a postcapitalist system that utilises technology to revive socialism as a realistic, attractive, freedom-enhancing prospect? Is my novel ANOTHER NOW (click here for the English and here for the US […]

Τι πρέπει να ξέρεις για το ΜέΡΑ25 και τις ανησυχίες μας, την αυτοκριτική μας, το όραμά μας: Προσυνεδριακή Ομιλία, Δεκέμβρης 2021, Αθήνα

, 27/12/2021

Το 1ο Διαβουλευτικό Συνέδριο του ΜέΡΑ25 ολοκληρώνεται στα τέλη Ιανουαρίου με αποφάσεις για το (υπό εξέλιξη) ιδεολογικό μας στίγμα και την μακρόπνοη στρατηγική μας. Νιώθουμε την ανάγκη ριζοσπαστικοποίησης μας  σε μια σειρά κρίσιμων ζητημάτων, όπως π.χ. για την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, το Περιβάλλον, την Τεχνολογία, τον Νέο Συνδικαλισμό και το Νέο Συνεταιρισμό, την Τοπική Αυτοδιοίκηση, το […]

Why Croatia should NOT adopt the euro PLUS European politics, technofeudalism, US & China – Interviewed by Vecernji List

, 27/12/2021

In an exclusive interview by Nataša Vlašić Smrekar for Croatian media Vecernji List, I explained why it would be a grave error for non-eurozone EU member-states, like Croatia, to adopt the euro. We also talked extensively about European politics, Technofeudalism, my novel Another Now, and the US-China stand-off. Here is the original English language version […]

How should self-managed enterprises work in a postcapitalist setting? Follow the ongoing M. Albert-Y. Varoufakis debate

, 24/12/2021

Tragically, most people take bosses for granted. Capitalist firms have them by construction, by design. But, what of cooperative enterprises that are owned by everyone working within them? Do they also need bosses? A managerial class that tells the rest what to do? Or can we envisage boss-less firms? If so, how do things that […]

Πώς δεν θα πληρώσουν οι μη προνομιούχοι το θεόρατο, όσο και αναγκαίο, κόστος της πράσινης μετάβασης – η πρόταση του ΜέΡΑ25

, 24/12/2021

«Ο πρωθυπουργός, πριν δυο μήνες, πήγε ταξιδάκι στη Γλασκόβη. Εκεί τη Δευτέρα 1η Νοεμβρίου ο κύριος Μητσοτάκης δέσμευσε τη χώρα σε ένα πραγματικά αξιοθαύμαστο στόχο: Μείωση των ρύπων των αερίων του θερμοκηπίου κατά 65% μέχρι το 2030. Δεν μου λέτε, εσάς σας το είπε αυτό πριν το κάνει; Πήρε την έγκρισή σας; Έγινε κάποιος προϋπολογισμός; […]

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