Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek economist, academic, and politician known for his work in game theory and political economy. He served as the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015, during which he was involved in the Greek government-debt crisis negotiations. Varoufakis has authored several books on the European debt crisis, the financial imbalance in the world, and economic theory. He is a professor of economics and has taught at various universities around the world. Varoufakis is also a founding member of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25).


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  1. 1. Adults in the Room

    This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the European financial crisis from the perspective of a former Greek finance minister. It offers an insider's view of the negotiations and power plays that took place between Greece and its international creditors during the country's economic crisis. The book reveals the author's struggles against the austerity measures imposed by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, and his eventual resignation when he realized the futility of his efforts. It is a critique of the European Union's economic policies and a plea for more democracy in global finance.

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