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From the peculiar failure of economic theory to capitalism’s transition to technofeudalism: A discussion with Ilan Pappé

, 16/05/2021

We met to discuss economic theory’s curious failures, how they relate to neoliberalist ideology, the manner in which the Crash of 2008 gave rise to the transition of capitalism to technofeudalism, and the prospects of international solidarity to give humanity a chance to escape both technofeudalism and the climate emergency. However, we spent the first […]

mέta – DiEM25’s & MeRA25’s Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation premiers tonight, 13th May, at 19.00CET

, 12/05/2021

Imagine the world anew, together.  Thursday 13 May 2021, at 19.00CET (17.00GMT, 20.00 Athens time), streaming at mέta’s YouTube channel and at facebook.com/meta.cpc. Through a sequence of intensifying crises, capitalism has already morphed into a dystopian postmodern, hi-tech version of feudalism. Postcapitalism is, thus, already here. Through art and research, argument and poetry, mέta, the […]

ANOTHER NOW: Why a science fiction novel on the alternatives to capitalism we could have had today? – Festival of Debate

, 09/05/2021

In conversation with Sara Hill, Festival of Debate, Sheffield Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires. Imagine if Occupy and Extinction Rebellion actually won. ANOTHER NOW, my political science fiction novel, examines what such a world would look like through the eyes of three characters: Iris, a disillusioned […]

‘The Austerity Doctrine in the Time of Coronavirus’: Crucial Q&A on post-pandemic austerity with Brian Eno & Yanis Varoufakis plus special guests Stephanie Kelton & Naomi Klein

, 16/04/2021

In the 3rd episode of Let’s Talk It Over regulars Brian Eno and Yanis Varoufakis welcomed very special guests Stephanie Kelton and Naomi Klein to discuss The Austerity Doctrine in the Time of Coronavirus. Here are some of the questions tackled in the program: Austerians for years told us that all hell would be unleashed on […]

Everything Must Change! DiEM-TV’s lockdown interviews now available as a book

, 05/04/2021

As the pandemic placed capitalism in suspended animation, dividing us between the privileged who could afford to quarantine ourselves and those who risked life and limb keeping the world’s wheels turning, DiEM-TV went into action. Srecko Horvat and I began a series of livestreamed discussions with one aim in mind: to keep alive the hope […]

Capitalism has become Technofeudalism | UpFront interview on Al Jazeera

, 21/02/2021

A recent Oxfam study found that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s richest 10 billionaires have seen a wealth increase of half a trillion dollars – enough to pay for every person on the planet to get a vaccine. In this UpFront special, Marc Lamont Hill discusses with economist and former Greek […]

The Consequences of Capitalism – Guest Lecture at the U of Arizona, 16th February 2021

, 19/02/2021

Invited by Noam Chomsky and Marvin Waterstone, here is an audio of the lecture I delivered to University of Arizona students on ‘The Consequences of Capitalism”

From an imagined hi-tech rebellion to the GameStop incident: Lessons for collective action in the 21st Century – Der Freitag

, 12/02/2021

When in 2008 I heard that Lehman Brothers collapsed, and thousands of its staff were laid off, I allowed myself a fantasy. I imagined that one of the laid off financial engineers, whom for some reason I named Esmeralda, would turn into a dissident. That, incensed with the way she had been discarded by the […]

Did we see yesterday something like ANOTHER NOW’s Crowdshorters in action ? You be the judge!

, 28/01/2021

In my ANOTHER NOW I imagined a new type of resistance movement that uses the tools of finance to bring down capitalism and create a democratic market socialist economy in its stead. I called them CROWDSHORTERS. Yesterday, I received many messages suggesting that the CROWDSHORTERS are emerging for real, with the Reddit group that supported […]

From an Economics without Capitalism to Markets without Capitalism – Tübingen University talk

, 28/01/2021

A lecture organised by University of Tübingen economics students, delivered on Monday February 3, 2020, on the theme “From an Economics without Capitalism to Markets without Capitalism”. Mainstream economic models lack some important features of really-existing capitalism, including money, time and space. Its models offer ideological cover for a capitalist system that has usurped competitive, […]

In conversation on the postcapitalist vision in my ANOTHER NOW – JACOBIN interview & DISSENS podcast

, 17/12/2020

State socialism has failed because of its authoritarian excesses, but the idea of ​​socialism still offers the only alternative for a viable future – says Yanis Varoufakis. In 2015, in the midst of the Greek sovereign debt crisis, he became finance minister under Alexis Tsipras until he resigned after the referendum. In the meantime, he has […]

On CHANGE MAKERS discussing personal drive, happiness, capitalism, socialism and… Star Trek

, 11/12/2020

Our guest today on Change Makers is former finance minister of Greece, economist and author, Yanis Varoufakis. His view on the current world order may be critical, but this is as much a story of romance as it is reproach. Yanis believes happiness, like love, can only truly be found when you are not seeking […]

Designing a postcapitalist future in the midst of the pandemic – The Saturday Paper

, 10/12/2020

Doubts that our world is morally indefensible become unforgiveable when even the bankers of the ultra-rich, along with the bailiffs working diligently on their behalf, are panicking about excessive inequality. UBS recently reported that, between April and July 2020, as the pandemic’s first wave was surging, the collective stash of the world’s billionaires grew by […]

DiEM25-TV’s ANOTHER NOW is back, with an episode linking our anti-AMAZON campaign with visions of… Another Now

, 04/12/2020

As our Progressive International campaign against Amazon is gathering pace, DiEM25-TV’s ANOTHER NOW is back. Our first episode of this season links our Amazon campaign with my vision of… Another Now – a democratic socialism that comes about as a result of such global campaigns against Techno-feudalism, the new mode of production that is already […]

Invited by Ian McMillan, along with a poet and an archaeologist, to discuss ANOTHER NOW – On BBC Radio 3’s The Verb

, 28/11/2020

What might a zero-growth world mean for writers? The Verb offers this provocation to this week’s guests, and asks how poets in particular can adjust to a world economy that’s changing rapidly under long-down. Is there such a thing as a sustainable poem? Ian McMillan is joined by: Yanis Varoufakis, economist, author and member of […]

Discussing ANOTHER NOW with Joe Walker – The Jolly Swagman Podcast

, 27/11/2020

The Triumph & Tragedy Of Capitalism – a conversation occasioned by my new book ANOTHER NOW: Dispatches from an Alternative Present Also listen on: iTunes: tinyurl.com/y5quz6nt Website: tinyurl.com/y4ekbpfv Spotify: tinyurl.com/yxmwnmh4 Show notes Selected links Follow Yanis: Website | Twitter Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present, by Yanis Varoufakis The Sovereignty of Good, by Iris Murdoch ‘Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: […]

A discussion I enjoyed hugely with Matthew Taylor of the Royal Society of the Arts on my ANOTHER NOW

, 24/11/2020

  How can a Marxist-feminist, a libertarian ex-banker and a maverick technologist help us navigate our new future? Economist Yanis Varoufakis explains all. Global crises cause big changes and reveal deep structural weaknesses. In this special interview series from the RSA its chief executive, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot – from scholars to […]

Live discussion of ANOTHER NOW with Zoe Williams – A GUARDIAN LIVE event this Monday at 19.00GMT

, 21/11/2020

In Another Now, Varoufakis imagines a post-capitalist democracy. Set in 2025, through three contrasting characters – a banker, a feminist and a technologist – he paints a radical and thought-provoking blueprint of how democratic socialism could work today, in a world without billionaires, stock markets or tech giants. Can we truly critique capitalism without genuinely considering the […]

The capitalism alternative in ANOTHER NOW – BBC World Service Business Daily 17 NOV 2020

, 18/11/2020

With Covid rampaging and many economies on life-support, some say we need to look beyond capitalism. A blue-sky thinker, the outspoken former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, gives his thoughts on a radical alternative to standard market economics, including making all employees shareholders in corporations. And Miatta Fahnbulleh, chief executive of the New Economics Foundation, […]

Long, penetrating, discussion of ANOTHER NOW with Amy Mullins on 3RRR Radio’s ‘Uncommon Sense’

, 01/11/2020

Amy Mullins and Yanis Varoufakis in a special conversation about his vision for a post-capitalist society as presented in his new book, Another Now: Dispatches From An Alternative Present. For 3RRR’s site click here  

On ABC Radio National’s LNL, discussing my ANOTHER NOW with Phillip Adams

, 16/10/2020

In a new book, entitled ANOTHER NOW: Dispatches from an alternative present (London: The Bodley Head), Yanis Varoufakis gives us a glimpse of what a truly democratised world might look like, and how we might get there. Duration: 33min 47sec, Broadcast: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 10:20pm. ABC website  See also: ANOTHER NOW: An intimate introduction (video […]

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