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TALKING TO MY DAUGHTER ABOUT THE ECONOMY: A brief history of capitalism

“Utterly accessible, deeply humane and startlingly original – a potent democratic tool at the perfect time” Naomi Klein, author of NO IS NOT ENOUGH and THE SHOCK DOCTRINE Yanis Varoufakis, the bestselling author of Adults in the Room, uses personal stories and famous myths to explain what economics is and why it has the power to change our world. Why is there so much inequality? In this intimate and accessible...

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Eine Nachricht für Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble

Lieber Wolfgang, Ich habe deine jüngsten Antworten auf Fragen von Journalisten sehr genau unter die Lupe genommen. Diese bezogen sich auf mein neuestes Buch “Die ganze Geschichte” und unsere Unterhaltungen im ersten Halbjahr 2015. Ich habe einen Vorschlag für dich. Anstatt vager Aussagen und herabsetzender Bemerkungen möchte ich dich einladen und herausfordern, konkrete Seiten und Absätze in meinem Buch zu...

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Message to Mr Wolfgang Schäuble

Dear Wolfgang, I read carefully and listened your recent statements in response to journalistic questions emanating from my recent book “Adults in the Room” relating to our conversations during the first half of 2015. I have a proposal for you. Instead of vague statements and personal put down lines, I invite you to point out specific pages and paragraphs in my book where I misrepresented something that you told...

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Costa Gavras: I will make a film based on Adults in the Room

Costa Gavras, whose films shaped the conscience of the internationalist  struggle for democracy everywhere, yesterday issued the following statement – in the context of the launch of the Greek edition of my Adults in the Room. Needless to say I am chuffed and deeply grateful. When the crisis began, the tragedy that the Greek people are still living through, I began to gather material and information in an attempt...

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DiEM25’s tour of Italy forges alliances & a plan for 2019

Last week, DiEM25’s Yanis Varoufakis and Lorenzo Marsili toured Italy, meeting activists, movements, municipal coalitions and political figures across the Eurozone’s third largest economy to put forward our proposals for tackling Europe’s common problems, and to introduce our ongoing debate on DiEM25’s role in the 2019 European elections. Over five days our team visited six cities, speaking at seven events to...

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Why Europe Needs a New Deal, Not Breakup – op-ed in The Nation, with James K. Galbraith

The American New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt’s first two terms combined the goals of financial stabilization, reconstruction, conservation, and employment—jobs for the jobless; public works; power systems and new industries, especially in the South; soil conservation and reforestation to battle the Dust Bowl; and a potent mix of regulations and insurance to assert public power over high finance. Europe today...

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Spain’s Crisis is Europe’s Opportunity – Project Syndicate op-ed, 6 OCT 2017

The Catalonia crisis is a strong hint from history that Europe needs to develop a new type of sovereignty, one that strengthens cities and regions, dissolves national particularism, and upholds democratic norms. Imagining a pan-European democracy is the prerequisite for imagining a Europe worth saving. ATHENS – To revive the ailing European project, the ugly conflict between Catalonia’s regional government and...

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