Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Economics professor, quietly writing obscure academic texts for years, until thrust onto the public scene by Europe's inane handling of an inevitable crisis

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I have a hunch that the court will ask for an extortionate amount to let Julian Assange out on bail. So, this is the time for us all to contribute. Please visit

As guilty verdicts against the Nazis were being delivered in the Athens court, DiEM25 members demonstrating outside were attacked by riot police with CS gas. Unable to breathe and vomiting, we succeeded in escaping into a side street. A riot squad followed us... (to be continued)

Biden has won. And thank goodness for that. BUT, it is the Biden Democrats who have proven time & again their determination to prevent ANY challenge to the power & wealth of the few causing the discontent that is propelling Trumpism.

A free Central Bank account for all would be a good start for a revamped monetary system – WIRED

Proof of the utter disconnect between share markets (booming) and capitalism (in a hole). Goldman Sachs (yes, that toxic squid) compiled a share price index of unprofitable US listed firms. No profits yet they are skyrocketing!

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21st century Europe: Execution in Malta of activist exposing tax cheats. Racism triumphing in Austria. And political arrests in Catalonia.

Democracy deserved a boost in euro-related matters. We just delivered it. Let the people decide. (Funny how radical this concept sounds!)

As an economist my assessment of Labour's 2019 Manifesto is simple: the measured, bold, well targeted, moderate response to the UK's need and capacities. My assessment as a citizen: A rare breath of fresh air!

No Constitution in whose name politicians are jailed for pursuing peacefully a political agenda can be democratic

Julian is in custody for breaching bail conditions imposed over a warrant that was... rescinded. Anyone else would be fined & released. Except that JA's persecution is all about challenging our right to know about the crimes governments commit in our name.

I don't suppose an apology is pending from those who, for years, referred to Julian as 'rapist' and denied that the whole affair was about shoving him in a supermax US black hole for the crime of having exposed crimes against humanity committed in our name

No Constitution in whose name poticians are jailed for pursuing peacefully a political agenda can be democratic

Isn't it fascinating how, the same people who were until a few weeks ago saying there isn't enough money to invest in the green transition, suddenly divined trillions? Sure we must refloat the economy. But how about saving the planet immediately after the virus has been defeated?