Yanis Varoufakis


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March 24, 1961

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Let me begin with a confession: I am a Professor of Economics who has never really trained as an economist. While I may have a PhD in Economics, I do not believe I have ever attended more than a few lectures on economics! But let's take things one at a time.

I was born in Athens back in the mists of 1961. Greece was, at the time, struggling to shed the post-civil war veil of totalitarianism. Alas, those hopes were dashed after a brief period of hope and promise. So, by the time I was six, in April of 1967, a military coup d' etat plunged us all into the depths of a hideous neo-Nazi dictatorship. Those bleak days remain with me. They endowed me with a sense of what it means to be both unfree and, at once, convinced that the poss
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Η πατριωτική-διεθνιστική θέση-πρόταση του ΜέΡΑ25 για τις ελληνοτουρκικές σχέσεις: Άμεση Σύγκληση Διάσκεψης Χωρών Αν. Μεσογείου στην Αθήνα

Κάθε φορά που μνημονιακή κυβέρνηση προβαίνει σε κάποια συμφωνία «υπέρ των εθνικών συμφερόντων», ως εκ του θαύματος μόνο η Άγκυρα επωφελείται! Εν αρχή ην η συμφωνία της κυβέρνησης Τσίπρα με Ισραήλ και Κύπρο. Από την πρώτη στιγμή, το ΜέΡΑ25 προειδοποιούσε ότι, όχι μόνο ο λαός μας δεν θα ωφελούνταν με ευρώ τσακιστό από πετρέλαια κι αέρια, αλλά ότι επρόκειτο για συμφωνία-αυτογκόλ που έδινε στον Ερντογ Read more of this blog post »
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“Most politicians cannot be theorists. First, because they are rarely thinkers; second, because the frenetic lifestyle they impose on themselves leaves no time for big ideas. But most of all because to be a theorist you have to admit the possibility of being wrong – the provisionality of knowledge – and you know you cannot spin your way out of a theoretical problem.”
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“Had history been democratic in its ways, there would have been no farming and no industrial revolution. Both leaps into the future were occasioned by unbearably painful crises that made most people wish they could recoil into the past.”
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“As Tony Benn, the British Labour politician, once suggested, we should constantly ask those who govern us five questions: What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?”
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