And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473545684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'If you ever doubt what is at stake in Europe - read Varoufakis's account' Guardian A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of failed capitalism. In this startling account of Europe’s economic rise and catastrophic fall, Yanis Varoufakis pinpoints the flaws in the European Union’s design – a design that was thought up after the Second World War, and is responsible for Europe’s fragmentation and the resurgence of racist extremism across the Continent. When the financial crisis struck in 2008, the political elite’s response ensured that it would be the weakest citizens of the weakest nations that would pay the price for the bankers’ mistakes. Drawing on his personal experience of negotiations with the eurozone’s financiers, and offering concrete policies to reform Europe, Varoufakis shows how we concocted this mess, and points the way out of it. And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history, in order to save European capitalism and democracy from the abyss.
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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

A Brief History of Capitalism

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473547814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Yanis Varoufakis, the world-renowned economist and #1 bestselling author, uses personal stories and famous myths to explain what economics is and why it has the power to change our world. Why is there so much inequality? In this intimate and accessible book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia’s deceptively simple question. Drawing on memories of her childhood and a variety of well-known tales – from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix -- Talking To My Daughter About the Economy explains everything you need to know in order to understand why economics is the most important drama of our times. It is a book that helps to make sense of a troubling world while inspiring us to make it a better one.
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Adults in the Room

My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Bodley Head Childrens

ISBN: 9781847924452

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Page: 560

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'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' (Guardian) -- The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power. Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country's relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of his arguments, he succeeded only in provoking the fury of Europe's political, financial and media elite. But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown - not least because so much of the EU's real business takes place behind closed doors. In this fearless account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion and betrayal that will shake the deep establishment to its foundations. As is now clear, the same policies that required the tragic and brutal suppression of Greece's democratic uprising have led directly to authoritarianism, populist revolt and instability throughout the Western world. Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.
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Rethinking Economic and Monetary Union in Europe

A Post-Keynesian Alternative

Author: Philip B. Whyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315471876

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

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In the wake of the Greek crisis, the future of the EU is the subject of a great deal of debate. This book critically evaluates the current new monetarist model of Economic and Monetary Union in Europe, presenting an alternative post-Keynesian (progressive) model, aimed at addressing the current problems of trade imbalance and asymmetric macroeconomic policy infrastructure that are augmenting tensions within the Eurozone. The book’s approach is based upon the development of a common, rather than a single, currency approach, and utilises post-Keynesian policy solutions in order to create a form of EMU which will promote full employment rather than austerity.
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Europe Reset

New Directions for the EU

Author: Richard Youngs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178673320X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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In the last decade, the EU has been hit by a series of crises, most recently the UK's decision to leave the union following the Brexit referendum. In light of this, questions have been raised about the need to reform the whole model of European integration, with the aim of making the union more flexible and more accountable. In this book, Richard Youngs proposes an alternative vision of European co-operation and shows how the EU must re-invent itself if it is to survive. He argues that citizens should play a greater role in European decision-making, that there should be radically more flexibility in the process of integration and that Europe needs to take a new, more coherent, approach to questions of defence and security. In proposing this model for a `reset' version of Europe, Youngs reinvigorates the debate around the future of Europe and puts forward a new agenda for the future of the EU.
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Discourse Analysis and Austerity

Critical Studies from Economics and Linguistics

Author: Kate Power,Tanweer Ali,Eva Lebdušková

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351802917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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In the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, governments around the developed world coordinated policy moves to stimulate economic activity and avert a depression. In subsequent years, however, cuts to public expenditure, or austerity, have become the dominant narrative in public debate on economic policy. This unique collaboration between economists and linguists examines manifestations of the discourses of austerity as these have played out in media, policy and academic settings across Europe and the Americas. Adopting a critical perspective, it seeks to elucidate the discursive and argumentation strategies used to consolidate austerity as the dominant economic policy narrative of the twenty-first century.
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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy : A Brief History of Capitalism

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

ISBN: 1784705756

Category: Capitalism

Page: 224

View: 4836

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER`Why is there so much inequality?' Xenia asks her father; the world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis. Drawing on memories of her childhood and a variety of well-known tales - from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix - Varoufakis explains everything you need to know in order to understand why economics is the most important drama of our times.In answering his daughter's deceptively simple questions; Varoufakis disentangles our troubling world with remarkable clarity; while inspiring us to make it a better one.'Utterly accessible; deeply humane and startlingly original - a potent democratic tool at the perfect time' Naomi Klein
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Talking to My Daughter

A Brief History of Capitalism

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147357210X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9144

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Why is there so much inequality?’ Xenia asks her father, the world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis. Drawing on memories of her childhood and a variety of well-known tales – from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix – Varoufakis explains everything you need to know in order to understand why economics is the most important drama of our times. In answering his daughter’s deceptively simple questions, Varoufakis disentangles our troubling world with remarkable clarity, while inspiring us to make it a better one. 'Utterly accessible, deeply humane and startlingly original - a potent democratic tool at the perfect time' Naomi Klein
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