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Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Writing for PS since 2015
116 commentaries
5 videos & podcasts

Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is leader of the MERA25 party and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. 

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  1. Three Myths Haunting the West
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    Three Myths Haunting the West

    Jun 26, 2024 Yanis Varoufakis blames elites on both sides of the Atlantic for their willful refusal to lift their heads out of the sand.

  2. Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    May 29, 2024 Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.

  3. Banned By Germany
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    Banned By Germany

    Apr 30, 2024 Yanis Varoufakis sees in his case an effort to enforce with repression a pro-Israel political consensus that is breaking down.

  4. A European War Union?
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    A European War Union?

    Apr 3, 2024 Yanis Varoufakis criticizes efforts to shift public investment from needed technologies to unproductive defense spending.

  5. A Tax on Robots?
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    A Tax on Robots?

    Mar 11, 2024 Yanis Varoufakis has an alternative to Bill Gates's suggestion for offsetting the social costs of automation.

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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus

    The US Supreme Court’s recent ruling on presidential immunity has given the president far more power than English kings had at the time of the American Revolution. The 1688-89 English Revolution had created a king bound by law – the same principle that underpinned the Declaration of Independence.

    observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Taiwan’s experience suggests that the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump may provide him with enough sympathy votes to return to the White House. Barring a dramatic shift, such as President Joe Biden being replaced by a more dynamic nominee, the prospects for a Democratic victory appear dim.

    draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.
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    The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy

    Kenneth Jacobs considers the implications of a decision that will hobble federal rulemaking and unleash a wave of litigation.
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    Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power

    Wolfgang Fengler explains how the generation’s enormous economic potential will unfold over the next two decades.
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    Why Is China’s Consumption Rate So Low?

    Zhang Jun thinks Chinese households are spending more than official data indicate, but that more support is needed.
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    South Korea Is Caught in the Crossfire of the US-China Trade War

    Anne O. Krueger warns that America’s recent policy shifts could jeopardize a critical strategic alliance in East Asia.

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