Trump, our post-modern 1930s and DiEM25’s moment

, 11/11/2016

[Originally published here] The election of Donald Trump symbolises the demise of a remarkable era. It was a time when we saw the curious spectacle of a superpower, the US, growing stronger because of – rather than despite – its burgeoning deficits. It was also remarkable because of the sudden influx of two billion workers […]

Why America still matters

, 10/11/2016

Why is America still important? Below I copy the answer I gave in 2011 in the last chapter of The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy. (For those not familiar with the economic meaning of my Minotaur allegory, read this.) Today, as the Trump Presidency looms, I fear that that conclusion […]

Resisting Resentment Politics Down Under – guest post by Paul Tyson

, 10/11/2016

How owning our Resentment can save Australian Politics In this piece, Paul Tyson, honourary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, outlines his take on the rise of rightwing populist resentment, as a powerful political force, from an Australian perspective.

Trump is a wake up call. I am glad DiEM25 is awake – Brian Eno

, 09/11/2016

I had a bet with my American friend Stewart Brand that Trump would win. He wrote to me this morning: “You called it right. And I called it wrong. Groan. Now the weirdness!” I wrote back to him:

Trump’s Triumph: DiEM25 on how progressives must react

, 09/11/2016

Donald Trump’s victory marks the end of an era when a self-confident Establishment preached the end of history, the end of passion and the supremacy of a technocracy working on behalf of the 1%. But the era it ushers in is not new. It is a new variant of the 1930s, featuring deflationary economics, xenophobia […]

A Call to American Friends on the day of the US Presidential Election

, 08/11/2016

By Thomas Seibert and Yanis Varoufakis, members of DiEM25’s Coordinating Collective As in the case of Brexit, we refuse to respond in a binary manner (remain or leave, Clinton or Trump) to the question facing voters.

How the EU’s Greek Tragedy Became a British Farce – by James K. Galbraith

, 05/11/2016

[Originally published in Zocalo] British citizens took to the polls to cast their “Leave” ballots—and their grievances—in the now-infamous Brexit vote last June, seeking to escape the overarching power of the European Union. Their triumph stunned British and global elites, but shouldn’t have; the odds were stacked in the Leave camp’s favor.

On BBC Question Time from Hartlepool – 20th October 2016

, 22/10/2016

On the panel are Conservative former chancellor Ken Clarke MP, Labour’s shadow education secretary Angela Rayner MP, runner up in the UKIP leadership election Lisa Duffy, DiEM25 initiator and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and the previous owner of the Daily Telegraph Conrad Black.

Europe’s Ugly Future: A review of Varoufakis, Galbraith & Stiglitz – Foreign Affairs

, 19/10/2016

Muddling Through Austerity By Andrew Moravcsik – click here for the Foreign Affairs website In This Review And the Weak Suffer What They Must? – Yanis Varoufakis Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and Europe – James K. Galbraith The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe – Joseph Stiglitz

Why did I sign the 20/2/2015 Eurogroup agreement? What is DiEM25’s strategy for democratising Europe?

, 05/10/2016

Yanis Varoufakis responds to Alexis Cukier and Patrick Surain, who challenged him on his time as Greek finance minister, the feasibility of reforming existing EU structures, and a left-wing exit from the EU. Read ‘the challenge’ here.

Impressive list of elected DiEM25 Coordinators & Advisors has been announced

, 05/10/2016

Leading activists, artists, scholars and political figures take central role in DiEM25 Linguist Noam Chomsky, novelist Elif Shafak, artist/musician Brian Eno, activist Zoe Gardner and fashion designer/environmental activist Vivienne Westwood are amongst those elected by DiEM25’s members to coordinate the movement’s activities. (See full announcement at DiEM25.org).

Transparent Budgeting at its best – the City of Barcelona is showing the way

, 02/10/2016

Imagine a city or state budget where citizens could see at a glance where every euro, pound or dollar went or came from, which services were paid for by their taxes or rates, the distribution of the tax burden across different regions etc. You don’t need to imagine it. The City of Barcelona has delivered […]

CERN Discovers New Particle Called The FERIR – Guest post by Steve Keen

, 01/10/2016

When humour becomes essential in understanding the farcical reality we live in, pieces like this are priceless.

The Independent on my Brexit proposal: Trigger Article 50 and agree a 5yr Norway-like transition period

, 29/09/2016

Yanis Varoufakis has told the UK government to get a move on with triggering Article 50 to begin a “robust debate” on what a post-Brexit Britain could look like. In an interview with the BBC’s Today programme, the former Greek finance minister, said the discussion prior to the referendum was of “very low quality”, adding […]

Discussing Brexit on BBC Radio 4, the Today program

, 29/09/2016

An interview on the Brexit paradox-cum-enigma and the future of the European Union – the interview was recorded in the context of the Institute of Directors conference on post-Brexit Britain, 27th September 2016

Distinguished Visiting Professors join Kings College, University of London

, 27/09/2016

Reposted from Kings College website Former Greek Finance Minister & Rolls Royce Chairman join King’s College Posted on 19/05/2016 Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former Finance Minister and Sir Simon Robertson, former Chairman of Rolls Royce are both joining King’s as distinguished Visiting Professors within the Department of Political Economy. Starting from 1 August they will both […]

The Cambridge Union’s 2016 London Debate – Friday 23/9

, 21/09/2016

Varoufakis’ speech last Michaelmas was thought to attract over a thousand students [The following is re-posted from the Cambridge Union’s The Tab] With the Autumn Statement of the new Government looming, the Cambridge Union takes over Inner Temple hall to question the dominance of austerity politics in the United Kingdom. Yanis Varoufakis, the ex-Greek Finance Minister, will be […]

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

On the need to face the facts about big business before democracy gets a chance – NYT Athens Democracy Forum Debate

, 16/09/2016

Paul Krugman, Ross LaJeunesse (Google), Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25) and Yasheng Huang, economist, M.I.T.

My letter to supporters of Another Europe Is Possible

, 15/09/2016

In a letter addressed to supporters of Another Europe Is Possible, Yanis Varoufakis makes the case for the organisation to unite with the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

Joining forces! In reply to Stefano Fassina

, 14/09/2016

Stefano Fassina points out that in my article ‘Europe’s Left After Brexit’ I did not discuss his preferred option for Eurozone member-states: Stay in the EU but leave the euro. Of course the reason my article did not discuss that position is that it was focusing on Brexit and addressing Lexiteers like Tariq Ali and […]

Stefano Fassina on my ‘Europe’s Left After Brexit’

, 13/09/2016

Stefano Fassina was kind enough to respond to my article entitled Europe’s Left After Brexit. His reply follows.

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