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The Global and European Crisis revisited: An audio from the launch of the Global Minotaur in Finland NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 6 Days, 22 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
On 25th August, I had the honour of presenting the Finnish edition of The Global Minotaur to a splendid, and welcoming, audience at the University of Tampere. In this post you can listen to an interesting exchange on the state of … Contin...
Is Mr Draghi’s ‘turn’ significant? Is Germany ‘turning’? Can Europe escape its ‘iron cage’? Plus, on the Scottish currency plans – on Boom-Bust RT-tv NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
[Jump to 3'20''] Edin Ade, RT’s Boom-Bust presenter, interviewed me yesterday on the state of Europe. We talked about the significance of Mr Draghi’s recent ‘intervention’, on whether Germany is about to change course, touched...
Discussing Scottish Independence and the demerits of a Sterling Union on KPFA Radio (Berkeley, CA) NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Here is a 25 minute radio interview on KPFA Radio (Berkeley CA) on the Scottish Independence question that will be decided by  Scottish voters on 18th September. (Click here and jump to 32’50” for the interview). The points rais...
CAN EUROPE ESCAPE ITS CRISIS WITHOUT TURNING INTO AN IRON CAGE? NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
ON THE MODEST PROPOSAL’S POLITICAL, CONSTITUTIONAL AND ETHICAL DIMENSIONS [Image: Rembrandt's 'The Abduction of Europa'] This article is a sequel to an earlier piece entitled ‘Why is Europe not coming together in response to the Euro Cris...
Chosen Cells – WdW Review NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 6 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Chosen Cells  is a sequel to Solitary Subversives and our seventh article for Witte de With Review (an initiative of Rotterdam-based Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art) of which we, vitalspace.org a...
WHY IS EUROPE NOT ‘COMING TOGETHER’ IN RESPONSE TO THE EURO CRISIS? NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
In this article I ask a question on everyone’s lips: Almost everyone agrees that the Eurozone was a one-legged giant; a monetary union lacking a political ‘leg’ to stabilise it. If so, why has the Euro Crisis (which surely strengthe...
ON EUROPE’S RETREATING UNION: DIAGNOSIS AND A PROPOSAL NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
FRIENDS OF EUROPE, an official publication of the EU, kindly commissioned me to write a short article on the State of the Union after the European Parliament elections, in the run up to the magazine’s 9th October conference of the … Cont...
The Global Minotaur out now in Finnish NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Weeks, 4 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
It is with great pleasure that I received the news from Finland that my Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy has just been published in Finland by the good people of Vastapaino Publishers. (Click here fo...
Discussing Austerity with Phillip Adams, on Late Night Live, ABC Radio National NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Weeks, 4 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
In this podcast you can hear my discussion with Phillip Adams, on ABC Radio National Late Night Live, on fiscal austerity and its discontents. The backdrop for this interview was, naturally, the Australian Federal Government’s attempts to...
Austerity comes to Australia – OpEd, WHITE PAPER, ABC Radio National NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Weeks, 5 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Austerity was never about tackling public debt. It was not even a political campaign to end the ‘culture of entitlement’. In the UK, in the Eurozone, and now in Australia, austerity is, and always was, a thinly disguised campaign of invok...
Summer stupour’s end. Posts recommencing… NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Weeks, 5 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
This was the longest break I have taken since this blog began life. Two and a half books were written, during that time, plus a great deal of swimming in translucent waters, like those depicted in the adjacent photo, was … Continue reading &ra...
Greek summer stops posting… NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Dear Reader, You may have noticed that my posts have ceased over the past week. Summer is responsible. A wonderful Greek summer, spent mostly on a tiny boat in the Aegean. Back in mid-July, with posts mostly reflecting my total immersion &hellip...
A European New Deal financed by the EIB, with ECB QE-backing, is the optimal policy: Now recommended also by W. Münchau NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Faced with deflationary forces in its core, and a lasting depression in the periphery, the Eurozone requires a major investment drive. One of the Modest Proposal’s policy recommendations is that the European Investment Bank (along with the Euro...
James K. Galbraith on The Modest Proposal, Europe and Greece NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
In this Q&A with a Greek journalist, on the occasion of the launch of the Greek translation of the Modest Proposal, James K. Galbraith argues that Italy and Greece can play an important role in changing the terms of the … Continue reading...
The Modest Proposal (in Greek) – presented tonight, in Athens, by Alexis Tsipras, Yanis Varoufakis & George Krimpas NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
If you happen to be in Athens tonight (Tuesday 17th June), come to the Byzantine Museum (2 V. Sofias Avenue) at 8pm for the launch of the Greek translation of our Modest Proposal for Resolving the Euro Crisis 4.0. It … Continue reading →...
A proposal for Federal Unemployment Benefits in the €-Zone: By EU Commissioner László Andor NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Months, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, has recently given a speech (at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 13 June 2014) entitled Social dimension of the Economic and Moneta...
Economic lessons from video game communities – Le Monde NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Months, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Le Monde featured this piece on my research of social economies that emerge in video game communities. Readers may profit from reading the Reason interview on which it was based – and this recent keynote I delivered at the 2014 … Continu...
The Metaphysics of Money – Guest post by Paul Tyson NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Months, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Recently I was at a coffee shop, and to test a metaphysical hunch I asked a few of my fellow caffeinated confreres this question: “What is money?” They all gave answers along the following lines. Money is an arbitrary symbol … Cont...
The European Question – On ABC Radio National’s Late Night Live NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
In this radio interview I am talking with Norman Swan (standing in for Phillip Adams) on Europe in the light of the recent European Parliament elections. Click here for the ABC RN site or just click on the player below:   … Continue...
Whither Europe? The Modest Camp vs the Federalist Austerians – in Open Democracy NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
by JAMES GALBRAITH and YANIS VAROUFAKIS Proposals for resolving the Eurozone crisis, and re-designing its architecture, are multiplying – especially as evidence mounts that the crisis is continuing, despite all the official annou...