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Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Writing for PS since 2015
110 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. The Two Faces of the Euro
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    The Two Faces of the Euro

    Jan 19, 2024 Yanis Varoufakis traces the monetary union's travails to the conflicting visions of Jacques Delors and Wolfgang Schäuble.

  2. Europe’s Bad China Bluff
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    Europe’s Bad China Bluff

    Dec 19, 2023 Yanis Varoufakis exposes the weakness and futility of the European Union’s case for punitive trade sanctions.

  3. Europe’s 15-Year Slump
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    Europe’s 15-Year Slump

    Nov 22, 2023 Yanis Varoufakis explains why the European Union has fallen behind the United States and China since the 2008 financial crisis.

  4. Big Tech Cannot Be Regulated
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    Big Tech Cannot Be Regulated

    Oct 23, 2023 Yanis Varoufakis explains why today’s “cloud capital” is impervious to traditional antitrust enforcement.

  5. Christine Lagarde’s Gifts to Populists
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    Christine Lagarde’s Gifts to Populists

    Sep 27, 2023 Yanis Varoufakis worries that the European Central Bank's blunders have revived the far right's political fortunes.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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