English Politics and Economics Talking to my daughter about the economy: A brief history of capitalism Talks The Independent University

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

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 […]

Banking Crisis English Essays Politics and Economics Radio Talks The Global Minotaur: A theory of the Global Crisis

The Great Crash (2007/8) ten years on – talking on BBC Radio 4’s World At One special program

  In this BBC World at One program dedicated to the Crash of 2007-8, I try, in the space of two and a half minutes, to explain why those momentous events, ten years ago, changed the world in a manner that it no longer makes sense in terms common prior to 2007. Of why I claim […]

Interviews University Ελληνικά Πολιτική Οικονομία

Βοηθήστε να διαχωρίζεται η Αλήθεια από το Υποκινούμενο Ψεύδος – Ομιλία αποδοχής επίτιμου διδακτορικού από το Πανεπιστήμιο του Σάσσεξ

Την 20η Ιουλίου 2017, το Πανεπιστήμιο του Σάσεξ είχε την καλοσύνη να με ανακηρύξει Επίτιμο Διδάκτορα. Η Καθηγήτρια Άνρεα Κόρνγολ, Πρόεδρος της Σχολής Διεθνών Σπουδών του πανεπιστημίου, παρουσιάζοντάς με την Συνέλευση και στον Πρύτανη εξήγησε τους λόγους που αποφασίστηκε η απονομή του εν λόγω τιμητικού διδακτορικού ως εξής: “Για την προσφορά του στην κατανόηση της […]

Academic Brexit DiEM25 English European Crisis Talks University

Help separate truth from motivated error: My acceptance speech at Sussex University on the occasion of an honourary doctorate conferment

On 20th July 2017, the University of Sussex conferred upon me the degree of Doctor of the University Honoris Causa. Professor Andrea Cornwall, who kindly presented me to the Chancellor and the Congregation, explained the rationale of the award: “[F]or his contribution to our understanding of the global economy, for his advocacy of an authentic internationalism, […]

Brexit DiEM25 English European Crisis Politics and Economics Talks Uncategorized Video

A discussion worth revisiting at this historic post-Brexit juncture

Today is a historic day. Post-Brexit the EU is entering a new, furious phase of disintegration. DiEM25’s initial response can be read here. Tomorrow I sum up my reaction in two articles (one in The Guardian and one in Project Syndicate – plus a Greek one in Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών). Till then I think it useful […]