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Interviewed by Thomas Fazi for ONEURO: Greece, the EUROZONE and the prospects of a SYRIZA government NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Days, 22 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Thomas Fazi has just interviewed me for ONEURO on Greece and the Eurozone two months before a possible Greek election. Before the interview is published in Italian, here is the Q&A in its English original… There’s a lot of talk...
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century from a Marxist Perspective – audio NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Days, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
On 6th December, I was kindly invited by the editorial board of Science & Society (the oldest continuously published journal of Marxist scholarship worldwide) to deliver a keynote to its Editorial Board’s Annual Meeting. My talk was ba...
How the US rolls (post-Global Minotaur) – by SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 5 Days, 43 Minutes ago
In this article, aptly subtitled It’s lonely being the global policeman, Slavoj evokes a parallelism between the age of extremes that began as the British Empire was losing its grip with the present moment in history. Now that the Global M...
La Grecia tradita dall’Europa: farà default – interview with F. Simonelli, for MediTelegraph NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 5 Days, 22 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Atene – Yanis Varoufakis, stimato economista dell’Università di Atene, ha sempre avuto opinioni fuori dal coro. Sin dall’inizio della crisi greca, nel 2010-2011, ha messo in guardia sul fatto che non si trattasse di un p...
Ten questions on Greece & SYRIZA, with ten answers – Q&A with Jorge N. Rodrigues NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 11 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
  Why had the Eurogroup decided last week to grant a two-month bailout extension until February? This was a political signal for Greeks? Officially, it was not political but a ‘realistic’ solution since it offers enough time for the...
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard on Greece and the rise of SYRIZA – from THE TELEGRAPH NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 11 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
In this powerful, balanced article, published today in conservative UK daily THE TELEGRAPH, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard makes important points on Greece and a prospective SYRIZA administration: Events have rudely exposed the illusion that the Greek peopl...
Ten questions on the Eurozone, with ten answers – Q&A with Jorge N. Rodrigues NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
1-      Will Greece be “seen out” of the euro during the year, or is a compromise still possible in the euro framework? A workable compromise is certainly possible and there is no need for Greece to exit the euro.
Burst Greek Bubbles, Spooked Fund Managers: A cause for restrained celebration NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The international press is replete with reports of how London-based fund managers were spooked when they heard of SYRIZA’s views on the nature of Greece’s conundrum and on the party’s intention to work towards a debt restructure and...
Bloomberg’s Clive Crook on our proposal for ECB purchases of EIB bonds NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
In an article entitled “ECB should fire up its helicopters“, Clive Crook comments positively on this proposal for QE by the ECB taking the form of massive purchases of EIB bonds. The article also surveys other important ideas th...
Discussing Thomas Piketty’s inequality treatise with Andrew Mazzone – video NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Prompted by this critical review article of Professor Thomas Piketty’s Capitalism in the 21st Century, which I recently published in Real World Economics Review, Andrew Mazzone (of the Henry George School Social Science) kindly interviewed me o...
A Program for Greece? A response to Christian Odendahl NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Minutes ago
As a general election is looming larger on the Greek horizon, commentary on a prospective SYRIZA administration is becoming more frequent. In this piece Christian Odendahl proposes ‘A Program for Greece’. The ‘Program’ is...
Revisiting the Juncker Recovery Proposals – guest post by Stuart Holland NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Regular readers need no introduction to Stuart Holland; co-author of The Modest Proposal, former British MP and aid to Jacques Delors, responsible for starting the conversation about the Eurozone’s need for eurobonds (in… 1993), creator...
Public Debt: How the classical economists looked upon it (wonkish) – Guest article by Nicholas Theocarakis NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
With so much talk about public debt, the so-called debt crisis etc., it is perhaps time to take a close look at the history of the concept; of how public debt was born, on the evolution of its nature and, … Continue reading →...
Taking stock of the Euro Crisis: Interviewed by Doug Henwood for BEHIND THE NEWS NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Discussing the state of play in Europe, circa November 2014, with Doug Henwood on KPFA’s Behind the News Filed under: European Crisis, Greek Crisis...
How can we govern Europe? Florence, 21-23 November 2014 NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Conference participants include (in order to presentation): Richard Koo (Chief economist, Nomura Research Institute), Vítor Constâncio (Vice President ECB), Bill Mitchell (Centre of Full Employment and Equity), F...
Klaus Kastner replies – On the Versailles Treaty parallels NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 48 Minutes ago
Continuing the discussion we began on modern parallels to the Versailles Treaty (the Greek Bailout, as I claimed here, or Maastricht, as Klaus Kastner juxtaposed here – see also my rejoinder here), Klaus Kastner takes stock with this, latest, m...
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 1 Hour, 17 Minutes ago
Click the image above to watch a 60′ keynote on Money, and its Aesthetics, after the Gold Standard, following by a presentation by Danae Stratou of her remarkable installation ‘It’s Time to Open the Black Boxes’ – click...
Was Maastricht another Versailles for the German nation? A reply to Klaus Kastner NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Klaus Kastner suggests that Germans cannot sympathise with my analogy of the Greek Bailout as a new Versailles Treaty because many, in Germany, feel that Maastricht was another Verseilles Treaty imposed, by France, upon them. While there is no doubt...
Klaus Kastner responds to the Geithner revelations, and my Versailles Treaty allegory NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Klaus Kastner, a regular interlocutor of this blog, has responded to the Geithner revelations (and my take on them) on how Northern European finance ministers were bent on ‘crushing the Greeks’, back in February 2010, with the following:...
CRUSH THE GREEKS! The Greek bailout revisited in the light of the Geithner revelations NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Month, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Tim Geithner is now on the public record,[1] confirming that which we have always known: In February 2010, clueless as to the Euro Crisis that was about to engulf them, Northern European leaders decided to crush Greece. Collectively to punish &hellip...