Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis, who resigned as Finance Minister for Greece's Syriza-led government on Monday, July 6, 2015, is the author of The Global Minotaur and a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Articles by this author

 

The Redistribution Games

Life is not the Olympics, where talent and training determine an athlete’s performance. It’s more like a Roman arena in which well-armed gladiators vanquish unarmed victims who lose not because they did not try hard enough, but because of the asymmetrical initial distribution of armor.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


The Post-Capitalist Hit of the Summer

Ever since COVID-19 collided with the enormous bubble governments have been using to re-float the financial sector since 2008, booming equity markets became compatible with wholesale economic implosion. That became clear on August 12 in London and New York.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


A Chronicle of a Lost Decade Foretold

Many on the left still cling to the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will translate into the use of state power on behalf of the powerless. But those in authority have never hesitated to harness government intervention to the preservation of oligarchy, and a pandemic alone won't change that.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


Solidarity Is Not What Europe Needs

As the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe worsened, the leaders of nine eurozone countries called for the issuance of “coronabonds” to help spread more evenly the additional debt governments would incur as they struggled to replace disappearing private incomes. But while the idea is sound, it was doomed by its proponents' justification.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


Imagining a World Without Capitalism

For the new year, imagine the wondrous possibilities of a truly liberal, post-capitalist, technologically advanced society.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


Another Europe Is Possible

I'm an old-fashioned lefty. I don't believe in destroying institutions. I believe in taking them over and transforming them into true public servants.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


A Recession Is Coming. When It Does, We Need to Demand a Green New Deal.

Having squandered the last crisis, we cannot make the same mistakes again. A Green New Deal is the only reasonable response.

Yanis Varoufakis ·


First They Came for Assange

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s first CIA director and now US Secretary of State, once described WikiLeaks as “a non-state hostile intelligence service.” That is exactly right, and it is an equally accurate description of what every self-respecting news outlet ought to be.

Yanis Varoufakis ·

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.


Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo