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

Category:

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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Talking to My Daughter

A Brief History of Capitalism

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147357210X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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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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Rethinking Economic and Monetary Union in Europe

A Post-Keynesian Alternative

Author: Philip B. Whyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315471876

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

View: 1925

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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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How Press Propaganda Paved the Way to Brexit

Author: Francis Rawlinson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030277658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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This book traces how right-wing newspapers in Britain helped shape British public opinion about the European Union over the course of the 20 years preceding the EU referendum in June 2016. The author argues that newspapers such as the Telegraph, Mail, Sun and Express have been effectively waging a long-term propaganda war, with the distortions and borderline fake news presented one of the factors that helped secure the narrow majority for Brexit. Written by an EU insider, the book presents hard facts and debunks the core myths on EU laws, exorbitant budget contributions and uncontrolled immigration, and contributes to the broader debate on the importance of the press for democracy.
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Passion, Persecution, and Epiphany in Early Jewish Literature

Author: Nicholas Peter Legh Allen,Pierre J. Jordaan,József Zsengellér

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000767329

Category: History

Page: 320

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This volume examines Jewish literature produced from c. 700 B.C.E. to c. 200 C.E. from a socio-theological perspective. In this context, it offers a scholarly attempt to understand how the ancient Jewish psyche dealt with times of extreme turmoil and how Jewish theology altered to meet the challenges experienced. The volume explores various early Jewish literature, including both the canonical and apocryphal scripture. Here, reference is often made to a divine epiphany (a moment of unexpected and prodigious revelation or insight) as a response to abuse, suffering and passion. Many of the chapters deal with these issues in relation to the Antiochan crisis of 169 to 164 B.C.E. in Judea, one of the more notable periods of oppression. This watershed event appears to have served as a catalyst for the new apocalyptic texts which were produced up until c. 200 C.E, and which reflect a new theological dynamic in Judaism – one that informed subsequent Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. Passion, Persecution and Epiphany in Early Jewish Literature will be of interest to anyone working on the Bible (both Masoretic and LXX) and early Jewish literature, as well as students of Jewish history and the Levant in the classical period.
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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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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: 1677

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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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