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By Yanis Varoufakis - Sep 24,2022
ATHENS  —  Capitalism conquered the world by commodifying almost everything that had a value but not a price, thus driving a sharp wedge between values and prices. It did the same to money.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Sep 04,2022
ATHENS  —  The blades of the wind turbines on the mountain range opposite my window are turning especially energetically today.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Jul 31,2022
ATHENS  —  It is never easy to wake up to the news that your country’s business model is busted.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Jun 23,2022
ATHENS  —  The blame game over surging prices is on. Was it too much central-bank money being pumped out for too long that caused inflation to take off?
By Yanis Varoufakis - May 23,2022
ATHENS  —  In 1943, progressives had a moral duty to dismiss calls for a negotiated settlement with Hitler. Cutting a deal with the Nazis to end the carnage would have been unforgivable.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Apr 25,2022
ATHENS  —  French President Emmanuel Macron’s reelection by a comfortable margin against an opponent with whom he shares a mutual dislike almost obscured a certain co-dependence between their political camps.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Mar 21,2022
ATHENS  —  Once upon a time, capital goods were just the manufactured means of production. Robinson Crusoe’s salvaged fishing gear, a farmer’s plough and a smith’s furnace were goods that helped produce a larger catch, more food, and shiny steel tools.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Jan 10,2022
ATHENS — Once upon a time, in the ancient kingdom of Lydia, a shepherd called Gyges found a magic ring, which, when rotated on his finger, made him invisible. So, Gyges walked unseen into the royal palace, seduced the queen, murdered the king, and installed himself as ruler.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Dec 27,2021
ATHENS — Once upon a time, in the ancient kingdom of Lydia, a shepherd called Gyges found a magic ring, which, when rotated on his finger, made him invisible. So, Gyges walked unseen into the royal palace, seduced the queen, murdered the king, and installed himself as ruler.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Nov 24,2021
ATHENS — The silver lining in the gloomy cloud of the pandemic was the opportunity it gave the West to mend its ways. During 2020, rays of light shone through. The European Union was forced to contemplate a fiscal union. Then, it helped remove Donald Trump from the White House.

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