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Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek economist and politician. A former academic, he served as the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015 under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He has been Secretary-General of MeRA25, the political party he founded in 2018.

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Who Is to Blame for Inflation? The Power Brokers of Capitalism

A half-century long power play, led by corporations, Wall Street, governments, and central banks, has gone badly wrong.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


The Urgent Peace Those Who Support Ukraine Must Demand

With the world teetering on the edge of recession and the developing world facing a spiral of hunger and forced migration, it would be a grave error to dismiss those calling for a negotiated peace.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


Macron's Centrist Win Over Le Pen Also Shows Why Neoliberalism Strengthens the Right

French President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected because he succeeded in presenting himself as the epitome of the efficient, competent administrator. But the election also showed that more voters than ever want the system blown up, not better managed.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


Let's Not Stop With the Russian Oligarchy

Why is oligarchy, which means rule (arche) by the few (oligoi), considered an exclusively Russian phenomenon?

Yanis Varoufakis ·


Why We Must Challenge Zuckerberg's Ring of Power

Learning to appreciate that control is an illusion is hard, especially when we are prepared to sacrifice almost everything, to pay any price, to control others. But if we are to stop others—Mark Zuckerberg, for example—from controlling us, it is a lesson we must learn.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


How Europe and the US Wasted the Opportunity Presented by the Covid and Climate Crises

Western elites blew it. And the world will now likely pay a very high price for these mistakes.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


EU's Undying Fealty to the Imperial US Leads to Latest Humiliation

Donald Trump humiliated the European Union by annulling the Iran nuclear deal, and now Joe Biden has done so by announcing the new AUKUS agreement with Australia and the UK. But as much as Europe's leaders may protest, the EU's subordination to the US reflects a conscious choice that they have made.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


Star Trek: Anti-Imperialist Doctrine

America's liberal imperialist doctrine has been responsible for appalling carnage in places like Vietnam, Iraq, and Central America. But America has also produced a liberal anti-imperialist doctrine that remains ensconced in a TV series that has been captivating US audiences since 1966.

Yanis Varoufakis ·

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