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Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Writing for PS since 2015
94 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. How the West Poisoned Its Money
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    How the West Poisoned Its Money

    Sep 21, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis explains why inflation can’t cure investors’ addiction to more than a decade of often-negative interest rates.

  2. Time to Blow Up Electricity Markets
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    Time to Blow Up Electricity Markets

    Aug 29, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis explains why Europe’s embrace of marginal-cost pricing was a bad idea in theory and even worse in practice.

  3. Sympathy for Germany
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    Sympathy for Germany

    Jul 26, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis can relate to the predicament of a country whose economic model is kaput and whose people face condescension.

  4. Inflation as a Political Power Play Gone Wrong
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    Inflation as a Political Power Play Gone Wrong

    Jun 22, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis shows why the most popular explanations of today’s price surges are both true and miss the point.

  5. The Peace Process Ukraine’s Supporters Should Support
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    The Peace Process Ukraine’s Supporters Should Support

    May 23, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis urges those not directly involved in the war to help the combatants envisage the terms of a negotiated peace.

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    Why Businesses Misbehave

    Daron Acemoglu thinks narratives about heroic entrepreneurs and villainous tycoons are a distraction from what matters most.
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    J. Bradford DeLong on US inflation, redistribution, economic dogma, and more

    J. Bradford DeLong explains how the US Federal Reserve is undermining market and investor confidence, urges US Democrats to uphold supply-side progressivism, and proposes a straightforward approach to addressing the problems of distribution and utilization.
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    Helen Clark at Investing in Health for All

    Helen Clark delivers the closing keynote address at our October 2022 virtual event, Investing in Health for All.
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    Back to the Brink in Iran

    Amin Saikal explains why the regime may no longer be able to quell popular protest with force alone.
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    Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend

    Charles Tannock thinks China’s president must be having second thoughts about his alliance with Vladimir Putin.
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    All the King’s Games

    Kaushik Basu sheds light on the shadowy machinations and oppressive tactics that help authoritarian rulers stay in power.
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    How to Build the European Political Community

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.
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    A Shocking Ten Days for the UK

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Recent policy decisions in the United Kingdom have jeopardized the country’s economic well-being and financial stability, with the most vulnerable segments of the population facing the greatest risks. But with rapid and coordinated action, policymakers can still change course.

    explains what policymakers must do to avoid further financial and economic upheaval.
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    Megan Greene and Hindou Ibrahim

    Oct 3, 2022

    Megan Greene is a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee.

    Hindou Ibrahim is Founder and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad and Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change.

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