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ECB stress tests: The view of an insider – Guest post by Klaus Kastner NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Days, 3 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Klaus Kastner is a former banker from Austria who is also ‘afflicted’ with a deep concern for Greece; witness his excellent blog ObservingGreece. He has commented many times on this blog and, on the occasion of the ECB’s recent stre...
Discussing the ECB’s stress tests on ‘Boom Bust, RT tv NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Days, 19 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
For the tv interview click here or the photo above (and jump to 21′).  A related, analytical, article, can be found here.    Filed under: Banking Crisis, European Crisis...
The ECB’s Stress Tests and our Banking Dis-Union: A case of gross institutional failure NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Last Sunday the ECB published its quality assurance results, its stress tests of our systemic banks. It was, from where I am standing, a sad day. Back in 2010, the European Banking Authority (EBA) disgraced itself with stress tests that … Cont...
Of Europe’s bankers and politicians – Interview in SUOMEN KUVALEHTI NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 6 Days, 7 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
An interview with Antti Ronkainen published in SUOMEN KUVALEHTI (in Finnish). Click here for the original or read on… Historiasta ei olla opittu, koska pankkiireilla on niskalenkki poliitikoista. Eurooppa ja Yhdysvallat ovat tekem&au...
It is time for the ECB to purchase EIB bonds: Bruegel’s Guntram Wolff sides with our proposal NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 11 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 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 13 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 2 Weeks, 8 Hours, 20 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 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 49 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 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 35 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 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 19 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 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 57 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 1 Month, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 44 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, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 8 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, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 7 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, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 7 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, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour 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, 3 Weeks, 17 Hours, 46 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, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 15 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 2 Months, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 46 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 2 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 1 Minute 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...