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Our Present Moment in History: a wide-ranging discussion with Aaron Bastani in a packed EarthH Theatre – 14th FEB 2024

, 02/03/2024

On 14th February 2024, I had the great privilege of a live discussion with Aaron Bastani in front of a marvellous audience at EartH in Hackney, North-East London. We talked about, of course, Israel-Palestine, but also about China and, in particular, the New Cold War being waged for control of what I call cloud capital. […]

PoliticsJOE interview on capitalism, technofeudalism, the Labour Party, Western Hegemony and Gaza

, 22/02/2024

Sat down to discuss the downfall of capitalism and Western hegemony, the Labour Party’s shunt to the right, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Also, we discussed Raoul Martinez’s documentary In The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis 

The Politics & Letters Podcast – a (joyous) discussion on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 22/02/2024

What isn’t ending?  What isn’t on the verge of extinction?  It’s a short list of exemptions these days, and we, us human beings, aren’t on it. Neither are bees, bipartisanship, butterflies, coastlines, childhood, civility, coral reefs, democracy, elephants, empire, facts, families, frogs, gender, glaciers, God, higher education, humanities, love, male supremacy, manatees, manhood, men, morality, […]

Jacobin Magazine’s David Moscrop reviews my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 22/02/2024

The idea that we are entering an era of techno-feudalism that will be worse than capitalism is chilling and controversial. We asked former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to elucidate this idea, explain how we got here, and map out some alternatives. The controversial concept of techno-feudalism suggests we have transitioned from capitalism to something even […]

FORTUNE Magazine’s Nick Lichtenberg reviews my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 22/02/2024

When I admit to my fandom as we sit down for a zoom interview, he immediately tells me off. (This is exactly what I wanted.) “I don’t want fans in life, you know,” he says. “Ever since I entered politics, I acquired two things that I never wanted to have: enemies and fans.” You see, […]

Q&A on Technofeudalism – interviewed by Lorenzo Tecleme for valori.it

, 13/01/2024

In our society, large companies wield a considerable amount of power, more inequalities spread within our systems, and lobbying pervades our democracy: how is it possible that capitalism is dying as you claim? My claim is that capitalism is being killed by a new form of highly toxic, highly concentrated capital (which I call cloud […]

Review of TECHNOFEUDALISM – Christopher Pollard in ‘The Conversation’

, 12/11/2023

Yanis Varoufakis grew up during the Greek dictatorship of 1967-1974. He later became an economics professor and was briefly Greek finance minister in 2015. His late father, a chemical engineer in a steel plant, instilled in his son a critical appreciation of how technology drives social change. He also instilled him with a belief that […]

Discussing TECHNOFEUDALISM on ABC-tv THE DRUM with Ellen Fanning and panel

, 03/11/2023

Interviewed by Ellen Fanning on ABC-tv The Drum on my new book TECHNOFEUDALISM: What killed capitalism. A 20 minute-long discussion involving a diverse panel. Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis is published by Bodley Head 

The big idea: has the digital economy killed capitalism? – The Guardian

, 03/11/2023

Enter Amazon and you have exited capitalism. Despite all the buying and the selling that goes on there, you have entered a realm that can’t be thought of as a market, not even a digital one.” When I say this to people, which I frequently do in lectures and debates, they look at me as they […]

El Pais long interview on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 20/10/2023

LONG READ by MIGUEL ÁNGEL GARCÍA VEGA in El Pais on my Technofeudalism. Miguel has interviewed me many times in the past but this time he did so exclusively for my new book TECHNOFEUDALISM: What killed capitalism which will shortly be available in Spanish also. Here is the English language version of Miguel’s piece, based […]

Cory Doctorow reviews my TECHNOFEUDALISM for truthdig

, 16/10/2023

Socialists have been hotly anticipating the end of capitalism since at least 1848, when Marx and Engels published The Communist Manifesto – but the Manifesto also reminds us that capitalism is only too happy to reinvent itself during its crises, coming back in new forms, over and over again. Now, in Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism, Yanis Varoufakis – the “libertarian Marxist” former finance […]

Interviewed by Aaron Bastani, for Novara Media, on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 08/10/2023

In his new book, ‘Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism’, Yanis Varoufakis explores how giant tech firms, both in the US and China are expanding their control over the planet. His analysis is that, whilst material resources certainly matter, the real battle ground is over digital real estate. Aaron sat down with Yanis to talk about how […]

The NEW STATESMAN reviews my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 07/10/2023

Socialists periodically predict the downfall of capitalism, but each decade the coffin remains empty. In his new book, Yanis Varoufakis – the former Greek finance minister, game theorist and “erratic Marxist” – offers a twist on this familiar narrative. Capitalism, he writes, has already died – we just failed to notice. By George Eaton “It […]

Interviewed by PoliticsJOE on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 06/10/2023

Yanis Varoufakis is an economist, politician and author of Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism. He swung by JOE Towers to chat to us about his new book, the regression of neoliberal capitalism to a feudal system ran by a few tech billionaires, and the future of global capital. Subscribe to our new podcast now, or you’re […]

Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy interviews me on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 06/10/2023

In his latest book, the Greek politician – who in 2015, at the height of the Greek debt crisis, was catapulted from academic obscurity to Minister of Finance – argues that insane sums of money that were supposed to re-float our economies in the wake of the financial crisis and the 2020 pandemic have ended […]

UNHERD interviews me on TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 05/10/2023

In his new book, Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism, Yanis Varoufakis, the Leftist economist and former finance minister of Greece, suggests that the capitalist age has already come to an end. He argues that a new global economic and political system has stealthily replaced the old order, with the emerging dominance of tech monopolies like Amazon and Google. He […]

Long interview with Carole Cadwalladr, for the Observer/Guardian, on my Technofeudalism

, 04/10/2023

What could be more delightful than a trip to Greece to meet Yanis Varoufakis, the charismatic leftwing firebrand who tried to stick it to the man, AKA the IMF, EU and entire global financial order? The mental imagery I have before the visit is roughly two parts Zorba the Gr eek to one part an episode of […]

Interviewed by Hugo Rifkind, for TIMES RADIO, on my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 30/09/2023

“We are voluntary servants.” Capitalism is over and ‘social democracy is finished’, says Yanis Varoufakis, economist, author and former Greek finance minister. He tells Hugo Rifkind what’s taking its place. 📻 Listen to Times Radio – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio

The MONTHLY reviews my TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 28/09/2023

The economist and author’s latest book considers how 21st-century capitalism resembles feudalism, and offers an alternative Yanis Varoufakis – former Greek minister of finance, economics lecturer and prolific writer of books – has often admitted that the left is good at critiquing capitalism but not so good at suggesting alternatives. “When Margaret Thatcher coined ‘Tina’ […]

The NATION (UAE) reviews TECHNOFEUDALISM

, 26/09/2023

When Yanis Varoufakis wrote a book about capitalism, addressing it to his daughter, then 12, he forced himself to keep the language simple. “If you can’t keep it simple, it means you do not understand what you are saying,” he says. His latest book Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism is again addressed to a family member, this time as […]

Technofeudalism has just arrived… Read the Preface here

, 07/09/2023

Just laid my hands on the first copy of TECHNOFEUDALISM – What killed capitalism. Good feeling. There is no substitute for physicality. Below, I copy the Preface and Table of Contents to offer you a whiff of the argument and style. I believe it will be in UK bookshops at the end of the month. […]

Britain, Europe, the New Cold War Finance & Technofeudalism – at the Cambridge Union

, 24/03/2023

On 7th February 2023, I returned to the Chamber to discuss a wide variety of issues, beginning with a Europe-at-war, post-Brexit Britain, the New Cold War that marks capitalism’s global transition to (what I call Technofeudalism), the state of the Left in Eastern Europe and more. Thanks Cambridge Union!

AGE OF ECONOMICS interview on economics and capitalism – video

, 26/02/2023

A diverse group of global thinkers answers 8 fundamental questions about economics and capitalism. In this video interview, Yanis Varoufakis has a go: 0:00 – Prologue 01:19 – Intro 01:38 – 1. Why does economics matter? 03:00 – 2. What are the differences between economic science and economic engineering? 09:46 – 3. What role does […]

The New Non-Aligned Movement and New Economic System we have a duty to work towards – Havana Address, 27th January 2023

, 26/02/2023

The War in Ukraine has sped up the division of the world into two technofeudal fiefdoms – one US dollar denominated and one Chinese yuan denominated. As the world bifurcates, class struggles within each technofeudal fiefdom, as well as between them, generate destructive forces that threaten our species survival – from a New Cold War, […]

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