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It is time for the ECB to purchase EIB bonds: Bruegel’s Guntram Wolff sides with our proposal NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Day, 7 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The ECB’s recent dalliance with QE-light is macro-economically irrelevant. For a long while we have been arguing (see Policy 3 of the Modest Proposal) that it is high time that the ECB buys en masse EIB bonds, thus enabling the … Continu...
Greece’s Finance Minister: The revolving doors’ syndrome on steroids NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 8 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Now that the bubble of the Greek success story has, thankfully, burst, it is perhaps apt to take a good look at the track record of Greece’s finance minister: the talented Mr Gikas Hardouvelis. Readers that harboured hopes of a … Continu...
Greek bonds and shares: What does their decline mean for Europe? – Interview with Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues for EXPRESSO NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 12 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The spectre of Greek contagion seems to be returning to the Eurozone. At least this is the fear that I sense by talking to financial journalists across Europe. In this interview with Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues (for EXPRESSO) I argue that: &ldquo...
Has the Greece Success Story bubble burst? Interview with Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachtrichten NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
In this interview, with Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachtrichten  (German Business News), I address the question of what happened in recent days in the Greek bond markets, in view of the Greek government’s failed attempt to argue that Greece...
Can Greece stand on its own feet? Interview with ADN Kronos NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
As elections begin to loom in Greece, an extraordinary propaganda drive has commenced. Its purpose? To impress upon the world (with a view to swaying Greek pubic opinion) that Greece is out of the woods; that Greek public debt is … Continue re...
Egalitarianism’s Latest Foe: a critical review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The Real-World Economics Review commissioned a number of us to write critical reviews of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century.  They include, beside the over-signed, David Colander, Edward Fullbrook (who must be cred...
Centralisation-Without-Representation: A reply to Frances Coppola, Simon Wren-Lewis and Niall Ferguson NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 17 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Behind the European Union’s official ‘line’ that the worst of the Euro Crisis is behind us, a flurry of proposals for institutional changes reveal a deep-seated anxiety about the Eurozone. Indeed, in recent weeks, even the German fi...
Frances Coppola and Simon Wren-Lewis on the ‘Modest Proposal vs Austerian Federalists’ NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
In Whither Europe? The Modest Camp vs the Federalist Austerians James Galbraith and I attempted to chart the evolution of various plans to save the Eurozone. In that survey, we juxtaposed a Modest Camp (that includes our own Modest Proposal...
Mr Juncker should look to an EIB-ECB alliance, not to the ESM NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 52 Minutes ago
Jean Claude Juncker had a good idea but looked in the wrong place for funding it. His good idea was to promote a sizeable investment program (€300 billion) that would help Europe end years of crisis, stem deflation and return … Continue r...
Revisiting the Modest Proposal: Q&A with a sceptic – Fall 2014 version (*) NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 3 Days, 52 Minutes ago
As Europe seems resigned to the perpetuation of the Euro Crisis, with its authorities in a state of permanent paralysis (with only the ECB trying, and failing, to stem the debt-deflationary vortex), it seems more pertinent than ever to keep...
The Global and European Crisis revisited: An audio from the launch of the Global Minotaur in Finland NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 52 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 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 45 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 Month, 2 Weeks, 21 Hours, 30 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...
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 59 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 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 30 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...
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 45 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...
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 8 Hours, 39 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 2 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 22 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 2 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 38 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 2 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 57 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...