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By Yanis Varoufakis - Apr 26,2021
ATHENS — Europe has discovered its moral Rubicon, the frontier beyond which commodification becomes intolerable.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Apr 11,2021
ATHENS — Imagine that the coronavirus pandemic, rather than undermining confidence in the European Union, had strengthened it. Imagine that COVID-19 had persuaded EU leaders to overcome years of acrimony and fragmentation.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Mar 09,2021
ATHENS  —  US President Joe Biden, facing the great challenge of stimulating his country’s economy for the post-pandemic era, and haunted by then-President Barack Obama’s tepid stimulus in the face of the Great Recession a decade ago, has decided to err on the side of o
By Yanis Varoufakis - Jan 30,2021
ATHENS  —  Former US President Donald Trump’s opponents call him a liar. But Trump is far worse than a liar. Many politicians lie to cover up inconvenient truths.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Dec 30,2020
ATHENS — A house of cards. A set of lies we have unconsciously accepted. That is what our certainties seem like during profound crises. Such episodes shock us into recognising how unsafe our assumptions are.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Dec 01,2020
ATHENS — “This is no time for sadness, we are too pissed off,” the head of an intensive care unit at a hospital in my Thessaloniki constituency told me recently.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Oct 19,2020
ATHENS — October 7 was a good day for democrats.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Sep 30,2020
 ATHENS — The Olympic 100 metre final is about to begin. The crowd roars at the sound of the starting gun. The sprinters are off. But, after 30 metres, the frontrunners slow down, as if in solidarity with the laggards.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Sep 01,2020
ATHENS — On August 12, something extraordinary happened. The news broke that, in the first seven months of 2020, the United Kingdom’s economy had suffered its largest contraction ever, a drop in national income exceeding 20 per cent.
By Yanis Varoufakis - Aug 10,2020
ATHENS — During the worst clashes between the Greek and German governments amid the euro crisis, a German official attempted to dissuade me from insisting on debt relief for Greece with the argument that Germany may be rich, but a majority of its people are poor.



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