Saturday, 20 January 2018

This week's Book of the Week might help you understand what is wrong with the world, and possibly even help you think of ways in which it could be better. Yanis Varoufakis, author of Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, A brief history of capitalism, was the Greek Finance Minister who led negotiations with Greece's creditors (chiefly the IMF and the German-dominated Eurogroup) and decided to stand down rather than continue in a compromised position against their intransigence. He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. This book was written to answer his fourteen-year-old daughter's question, "Why is there so much inequality?"

>> Varoufakis is a co-founder of the Democracy in Europe (DiEM25) movement

>> Varoufakis is a tireless speaker and campaigner for a more equal society

>> Varoufakis and his daughter Xenia

>> A potted history of Varoufakis and the Syriza government

>> "Capitalism is ending because it has made itself obsolete."

>> On Brexit, the rise of nationalism, and other ills

>> "Capitalism will eat democracy."

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