Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of ...

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374718435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her about the business, politics, and corruption of world economics. Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and countless students around the world. Now, he faces his most important—and difficult—audience yet. Using clear language and vivid examples, Varoufakis offers a series of letters to his young daughter about the economy: how it operates, where it came from, how it benefits some while impoverishing others. Taking bankers and politicians to task, he explains the historical origins of inequality among and within nations, questions the pervasive notion that everything has its price, and shows why economic instability is a chronic risk. Finally, he discusses the inability of market-driven policies to address the rapidly declining health of the planet his daughter’s generation stands to inherit. Throughout, Varoufakis wears his expertise lightly. He writes as a parent whose aim is to instruct his daughter on the fundamental questions of our age—and through that knowledge, to equip her against the failures and obfuscations of our current system and point the way toward a more democratic alternative.
Categories: Business & Economics

Capitalism for All

Capitalism for All

1, Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1976), I.ii.1, 25. 12. Yanis Varoufakis and Jacob Moe, Talking to My Daughter about the Economy, or, How Capitalism Works—And How It Fails ...

Author: Neil E. Harrison

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438486994

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Demostrates that a true liberal capitalism still has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.
Categories: Political Science

The Case for Climate Capitalism

The Case for Climate Capitalism

Economic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis Tom Rand ... 54 — Yanis Varoufakis, Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works—and How It Fails (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018). 55 — Joseph Conrad,.

Author: Tom Rand

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773055091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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A call for the Left and Right — the business community and environmentalists, bankers and activists — to join together, reclaim capitalism, and force profits to align with the planet A warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide among those who otherwise agree we must mitigate climate risk: anti-market critics such as Naomi Klein target capitalism itself as a root cause of climate change while climate-savvy business leaders believe we can largely continue with business as usual by tinkering around the edges of our economic system. Rand argues that both sides in this emerging cultural war are ill-equipped to provide solutions to the climate crisis, and each is remarkably naïve in their view of capitalism. On one hand, we cannot possibly transition off fossil fuels without the financial might and entrepreneurial talent market forces alone can unlock. On the other, without radical changes to the way markets operate, capitalism will take us right off the climate cliff. Rejecting the old Left/Right ideologies, Rand develops a more pragmatic view capable of delivering practical solutions to this critical problem. A renewed capitalism harnessed to the task is the only way we might replace fossil fuels fast enough to mitigate severe climate risk. If we leave our dogma at the door, Rand argues, we might just build an economy that survives the century.
Categories: Business & Economics

Curriculum and the Generation of Utopia

Curriculum and the Generation of Utopia

Varoufakis, Y. (2018) Talking to My Daughter about the Economy, or How Capitalism Works and How it Fails. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. Varoufakis, Y. (2020) Coronavirus economic fallout could heap more misery onto Greece.

Author: João M. Paraskeva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000166361

Category: Education

Page: 318

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As a follow-up to Towards a Just Curriculum Theory and Curriculum Epistemicide , this volume illuminates the challenges and contradictions which have prevented critical curriculum theory from establishing itself as an alternative to dominant Western Eurocentric epistemologies. Curriculum and the Generation of Utopia re-visits the work of leading progressive theorists and draws on a complex range of epistemological perspectives from the Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe, and Latin America. Paraskeva illustrates how counter-dominant narratives have been suppressed by neoliberal dynamics through an exploration of key issues including: itinerant curriculum theory, globalization and internationalization, as well as utopianism. Foregrounding critical curriculum theory as a vector of de-colonization and de-centralization, the text puts forth Itinerant Curriculum Theory (ITC) as an alternative form of anti-colonial, theoretical engagement. This work forms an important addition to the literature surrounding critical curriculum theory. It will be of interest to post-graduate scholars, researchers and academics in the fields of curriculum studies, curriculum theory, and critical educational research.
Categories: Education

Financial Meltdowns

Financial Meltdowns

The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016. Varoufakis, Yanis. Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works—and How It Fails.

Author: Erin L. McCoy

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502640635

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Financial meltdowns could leave whole nations destitute, ruin businesses, and cause major social and political upheavals. How likely is it that such a disastrous chain of events could really play out, and what are countries, companies, organizations, and individuals doing to prevent such a scenario? Readers will dive into the complex history of past financial meltdowns, such as the Great Depression and the global financial crisis of 2008, all illustrated with color photographs, sidebars, and a glossary, to learn about all the factors that may contribute to similar disasters in the future.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature

Talking to My Daughter about the Economy or, How Capitalism Works—and How It Fails. Translated by Jacob Moe and Yanis Varoufakis. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. Veblen, Thorstein. Absentee Ownership.

Author: W. Lawrence Hogue

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785272615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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This book reconfigures the history of modern America, showing how multiple and, at times, vulnerable social, economic, literary, and political movements, levels, divisions, and conditions such as the emergent middle class, the labor movement, the Progressive Movement, the socialist and communist parties, the Women’s movements, the NAACP, the Garvey movement, Asian and Native American resistance movements, writers, artists, and intellectuals seized upon social, gender, economic, and racial inequalities and challenged a singularly defined modern America. This book re-represents the modern American novel, accenting the different critical literary voices that come out of the mainstream consumer society but also out of the various unequal social, economic, gender, and political movements and situations. In including racial, gender, sexual, colonial, class, and ethnic others—who reject the rigidity, the repression, the racial and ethnic stereotyping, the external and internal colonialism, the complication/rejection of the past/nature, and the violence of the institutionalized, conformist norm—in a discussion of the modern American novel, it effects a fundamental recasting of the modern Americanist paradigm, one that is de-centered, richer, more complex, and more diverse.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Wanting and Broken Economics

Reading  Wanting  and Broken Economics

accumulation through dispossession.24 In Economyths: Ten Ways Economics Gets It Wrong (2010), mathematician David Orrell ... Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System (2016), Yanis Varoufakis, Talking to My Daughter about the Economy ...

Author: Simon R. Frost

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438483535

Category: History

Page: 396

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Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods. Combining historical study, theorization, and experimental fiction, this book takes commodity culture and book retail around 1900 as the prime example of a market of symbolic goods. With the port of Southampton, England, as his case study, Simon R. Frost reveals how the city’s bookshops, with their combinations of libraries, haberdashery, stationery, and books, sustained and were sustained by the dreams of ordinary readers, and how together they created the values powering this market. The goods in this market were symbolic and were not “consumed” but read. Their readings were created between other readers and texts, in happy disobedience to the neoliberal laws of the free market. Today such reader-created social markets comprise much of the world’s branded economies, which is why Frost calls for a new understanding of both literary and market values. Simon R. Frost is Principal Academic in English at Bournemouth University, United Kingdom. He is the author of The Business of the Novel: Economics, Aesthetics and the Case of Middlemarch.
Categories: History

The Origin of Capitalism

The Origin of Capitalism

Ellen Meiksins Wood challenges most existing accounts of capitalism's origins, arguing that they fail to recognize its distinctive attributes as a social system by making its emergence seem natural and inevitable.

Author: Ellen Meiksins Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022959816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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Ellen Meiksins Wood challenges most existing accounts of capitalism's origins, arguing that they fail to recognize its distinctive attributes as a social system by making its emergence seem natural and inevitable.
Categories: Business & Economics

Capital and Entrepreneurship in South East Asia

Capital and Entrepreneurship in South East Asia

This book traces the growth of capitalism in South East Asia between 1870 and 1941, a crucial element in understanding contemporary economic and political developments in the region.

Author: Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333545656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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This book traces the growth of capitalism in South East Asia between 1870 and 1941, a crucial element in understanding contemporary economic and political developments in the region. It focuses on three questions. Why was indigenous capitalism so weak in colonial South East Asia? What were the institutional weaknesses in an otherwise dominant Chinese capitalist class, and why did it fail to transform itself into a modern industrial elite? What was the impact of western colonialism and Japanese economic penetration on South East Asia's prospects for achieving sustainable economic growth?
Categories: Business & Economics

Pop Finance

Pop Finance

A major--and elegantly written--contribution to the sociology and economics of markets."--Mark Granovetter, Stanford University "This is an engaging book on an interesting and important topic.

Author: Brooke Harrington

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691128324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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Explores the dynamics of amateur investment clubs in the United States, including their history, how a group's demographics can affect the decision-making process, and the factors that determine whether a club succeeds or fails.
Categories: Business & Economics