Yanis Varoufakis

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Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek economist and politician who served as Minister of Finance of Greece in 2015.

Wikipedia: Yanis Varoufakis

Notable quotes

“When some corporation goes bust, who gets paid first amongst the creditors is a political decision. So why not change it? Why have the bankers get paid first and the workers last?”   Video

Another Now

This is how his book Another Now is being presented:

Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires. Imagine if Occupy and Extinction Rebellion actually won. In Another Now, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis shows us what such a world would look like. Far from being a fantasy, he describes how it could have come about—and might yet. But would we really want it?

Varoufakis’s boundary-breaking new book confounds expectations of what the good society would look like and reveals the uncomfortable truth about our desire for a better world …


Oxford Union: Full Address & Q&A

Cambridge Forum: Is Capitalism Devouring Democracy?

TED: Capitalism will eat democracy -- unless we speak up

Google: And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

New York Public Library: Yanis Varoufakis with Professor Noam Chomsky (April 2016) | DiEM25

The New School: Yanis Varoufakis: The Future of Capitalism

The New School: Yanis Varoufakis on Talking to My Daughter About the Economy (May 2018)

Politics and Prose: Yanis Varoufakis (June 2018)

What is money and who rules the world? | Yanis Varoufakis


Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works--and How It Fails

Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism

The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future

Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment

Another Now: A Novel


Wikipedia: Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

Wikipedia: MeRA25 (European Realistic Disobedience Front)

DiEM25 (official site)

open Democracy: Will MeRA25 bring the bright day that Greece has been waiting for?

NY Times: Yanis Varoufakis: No Time for Games in Europe

Financial Times: When Varoufakis took on the troika