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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 […]

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

, 11/08/2017

  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 […]

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

, 23/07/2017

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 […]

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

, 23/07/2017

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, […]

What lies behind the euro crisis, Brexit & Trump: Keynote at the FundForum International, Berlin & a discussion with Megan Greene

, 12/06/2017

Keynote at the FundForum International conference in Berlin, 12th June 2017. Followed by a discussion with Megan Greene.

Bringing down divisions – DiEM25 Belfast event tonight 24 FEB 2017

, 24/02/2017

Tonight’s event will be streamed live from 21.00 Central European Time. Click below:    

Reflections on the nature & causes of global financial uncertainty – Amsterdam 4th DEC 2016

, 07/12/2016

On 4th December 2016 I delivered the keynote at the RiskMinds International risk management conference in Amsterdam. A summary of my talk, compiled by the organisers, follows.

To prevent Brexit from turning nasty, progressive internationalists must come close to winning 10 Downing Street

, 11/10/2016

Addressing a DiEM25-Another Europe event held at the LSE on Saturday 8th October 2016 For the complete transcript of the speech…

A message for left wing comrades – Berlin, 17 September 2016

, 21/09/2016

 The above is an extract from a joint pre-election speech, for the Berlin state election, by Varoufakis and Kipping and Lederer at Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, Revaler Str. 99

Speech at DiEM25’s pavilion, Fête de l’Humanité 2016

, 13/09/2016

“It is time for Europe’s humanists to reclaim Europe”   Last year, I came to La Fete with a message from Greece. The Athens Spring had just been crushed by the Troika because Europe’s Establishment was planning to bring the Troika to Paris. Since then, the Troika has come to Paris. Labour Laws have been passed […]

"Artists should be feared by the powerful" – complete pdf transcript of my Keynote at the Moscow Biennale, October 2015

, 20/07/2016

  The complete pdf of the Keynote with which I closed the 6th Moscow Biennale on 1st October 2015 is now available:. Click here (And for an audio file, click here)  

A discussion worth revisiting at this historic post-Brexit juncture

, 24/06/2016

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 […]

Lecture on the occasion of the award of an Honorary Professorship in Political Economy, University of Sydney

, 25/05/2016

‘Political Economy: The Social Sciences’ Red Pill’ This is the video recording of the event surrounding the appointment of Yanis Varoufakis as an Honorary Professor within the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. Many thanks to all the participants for making it such a special event! Click here for the University of Sydney, Political Economy Department, […]

Technical change turns Basic Income into a necessity

, 12/05/2016

Addressing the Future of Work conference, Zurich, 5th May 2016, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Is Finance Fit To Purpose?

, 14/04/2016

Yanis Varoufakis speaking at John McDonnell’s Economic Lecture Series Event, City of London, 30th March 2016

An Agenda for a Democratic, Recovering Europe: At the European House of Ambrosetti, 9th April 2016

, 13/04/2016

This panel, organised by the House of Ambrosetti (Cernobbio), included: Martin Wolf (Chair), Jyrki Katainejn (Vice President of the European Commission), Yves Mersch (ECB Executive Board Member), Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), Jens Spahn (State Minister, Finance Ministry, Germany)

Lectio Magistralis (video) & Ugo Mattei on Varoufakis as economist – University of Torino

, 25/03/2016

Click here to watch the video of the Lectio Magistralis entitled: DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE – The Political Economics of an Epic Struggle. March 17, Torino, Italy. Professor Ugo Mattei’s eulogy follows below. From Abstraction to Phenomenology in Social Theory: Yanis Varoufakis the Economist di UGO MATTEI.* We are here to honor a great economist a very successful academic, […]

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