Yanis Varoufakis: The Economics of Liberty
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Bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis (And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, Talking to My Daughter) and rock-star economist shares his forward-thinking views on the challenges facing European democracy and the universal truths they tell about the state of global politics in conversation with George Megalogenis. After entering politics during the Greek financial crisis in 2015, Yanis quickly became one of the most relevant and radical political figures of our times. The former Greek finance minister and self-described ‘libertarian Marxist’ is globally recognised for his progressive politics and divisive opinions on democracy, liberty and capitalism – and his excoriating attacks on the international economic establishment. In 2016, Yanis took on the growing far-right movement in Europe by co-founding the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25). The pan-European cross-border group offers “European solutions to European problems” from debt to poverty, and tackles toxic nationalism and xenophobia. The group was elected into Greek parliament in July 2019.
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