• Dans ce récit personnel cinglant, l'économiste mondialement connu Yanis Varoufakis nous révèle l'agenda caché de l'Europe, à travers le récit de son combat perdu pour la restructuration de la dette grecque. Que s'est-il alors vraiment passé dans les coulisses du pouvoir ? Quels furent les échanges à huis clos entre les hauts responsables européens ? La plupart du temps stupéfiants par leur cynisme, leur mauvaise foi et leur duplicité... 

  • « Ce livre n'a pas été conçu pour ennuyer le lecteur. Il a été écrit pour mettre à l'épreuve la capacité de son auteur à convaincre une adolescente récalcitrante que l'économie est trop importante pour être laissée aux seuls économistes. Et qu'elle peut même être amusante. En fait, je l'ai rédigé pour tester les limites de ma propre compréhension : si je ne suis pas capable d'énoncer clairement les questions fondamentales de l'économie, c'est que je ne les conçois pas bien moi-même. » En s'inspirant de films tels que Matrix ou Blade Runner, en puisant dans la mythologie ou dans la vie quotidienne, Yanis Varoufakis tranche avec le discours dominant des économistes contemporains. Son pari ? Intéresser chacun à l'origine de la richesse, de la pauvreté, de la puissance économique et de sa distribution dans la société, pour que nous soyons tous conscient de ce qui fait tourner le monde.

  • Voici l'appel de Yanis Varoufakis, icône de tous ceux qui dénoncent la malfaçon européenne, pour un véritable renouveau démocratique européen. Prononcé à Frangy lors de la fête de la rose organisée par Arnaud Montebourg,  ce discours fera date tant il prône le retour du politique en Europe. Cet ouvrage reprend dans son intégralité le plaidoyer de l'ex ministre des finances grec pour  remettre l'Europe, prisonnière de ces dogmes et rétive à la démocratie, face à son destin.

  • Voici le grand livre de Yanis Varoufakis. Dans cet ouvrage essentiel, il revient sur les négociations qu'il a menées pendant de longs mois pour résoudre la crise de la dette grecque. Mais c'est à une analyse des causes profondes de cette dernière que l'économiste se livre avec brio. En décryptant les dessous de la construction européenne, il montre comment ses instances qui devaient favoriser l'émancipation des peuples se sont finalement retrouvées responsables de leurs enfermements progressifs. Il reprend depuis le commencement les différents écueils du processus d'intégration européenne et le paradoxe d'une monnaie commune qui a fini par diviser. Un ouvrage essentiel pour comprendre la situation actuelle.

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLERThe crisis in Europe is not over, it's getting worse. In this dramatic narrative of Europe's economic rise and spectacular fall, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, 'the emerging rock star of Europe's anti-austerity uprising' (Telegraph), shows that the origins of the collapse go far deeper than our leaders are prepared to admit - and that we have done nothing so far to fix them. In 2008, the universe of Western finance outgrew planet Earth. When Wall Street imploded, a death embrace between insolvent banks and bankrupt states consumed Europe. Half a dozen national economies imploded and several more came close. But the storm is far from over...From the aftermath of the Second World War to the present, Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged not as route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt with countries such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain at its bottom. Its woeful design ensured that collapse would be inevitable and catastrophic. But since the hurricane landed Europe's leaders have chosen a cocktail of more debt and harsh austerity rather than reform, ensuring that the weakest citizens of the weakest nations pay the price for the bankers' mistakes, while doing nothing to prevent the next collapse. Instead, the principle of the greatest austerity for those suffering the greatest recessions has led to a resurgence of racist extremism. Once more, Europe is a potent threat to global stability.Drawing on the personal experience of his own negotiations with the eurozone's financiers and offering concrete policies and alternatives, Varoufakis shows how we concocted this mess and how we can get out of it. And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history in order to save European capitalism from itself.

  • 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.

  • A #1 Sunday Times bestseller [UK]
    A titanic battle is being waged for Europe's integrity and soul, with the forces of reason and humanism losing out to growing irrationality, authoritarianism, and malice, promoting inequality and austerity. The whole world has a stake in a victory for rationality, liberty, democracy, and humanism.
    In January 2015, Yanis Varoufakis, an economics professor teaching in Austin, Texas, was elected to the Greek parliament with more votes than any other member of parliament. He was appointed finance minister and, in the whirlwind five months that followed, everything he had warned about-the perils of the euro's faulty design, the European Union's shortsighted austerity policies, financialized crony capitalism, American complicity and rising authoritarianism-was confirmed as the "troika" (the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund, and European Commission) stonewalled his efforts to resolve Greece's economic crisis.
    Here, Varoufakis delivers a fresh look at the history of Europe's crisis and America's central role in it. He presents the ultimate case against austerity, proposing concrete policies for Europe that are necessary to address its crisis and avert contagion to America, China, and the rest of the world. With passionate, informative, and at times humorous prose, he warns that the implosion of an admittedly crisis-ridden and deeply irrational European monetary union should, and can, be avoided at all cost.

  • A #1 Sunday Times bestseller [UK]
    A titanic battle is being waged for Europe's integrity and soul, with the forces of reason and humanism losing out to growing irrationality, authoritarianism, and malice, promoting inequality and austerity. The whole world has a stake in a victory for rationality, liberty, democracy, and humanism.
    In January 2015, Yanis Varoufakis, an economics professor teaching in Austin, Texas, was elected to the Greek parliament with more votes than any other member of parliament. He was appointed finance minister and, in the whirlwind five months that followed, everything he had warned about-the perils of the euro's faulty design, the European Union's shortsighted austerity policies, financialized crony capitalism, American complicity and rising authoritarianism-was confirmed as the "troika" (the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund, and European Commission) stonewalled his efforts to resolve Greece's economic crisis.
    Here, Varoufakis delivers a fresh look at the history of Europe's crisis and America's central role in it. He presents the ultimate case against austerity, proposing concrete policies for Europe that are necessary to address its crisis and avert contagion to America, China, and the rest of the world. With passionate, informative, and at times humorous prose, he warns that the implosion of an admittedly crisis-ridden and deeply irrational European monetary union should, and can, be avoided at all cost.

  • VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.How do we choose between what is fair and just, and what our debtors demand of us? Yanis Varoufakis was put in such a dilemma in 2015 when he became the finance minister of Greece. In this rousing book, he charts the absurdities that underpin calls for austerity, as well as his own battles with a bureaucracy bent on ignoring the human cost of its every action. Passionately outspoken and tuned to the voices of the oppressed, Varoufakis presents a guide to modern economics, and its threat to democracy, like no other. Selected from the books And the Weak Suffer What They Must? and Adults in the Room

  • Confrontée à une crise économique et sociale majeure qui nourrit la montée des nationalismes, la zone euro n'a plus droit à l'erreur. Il faut agir et vite !
    Comment ? D'abord en partant du bon diagnostic. Non, le problème majeur n'est pas la dette. Celle-ci n'est que le symptôme d'un mal plus profond : l'architecture défaillante de la zone euro. Face à l'urgence, il faut se montrer réaliste et pragmatique : on ne va pas changer les traités et rouvrir des débats source de division.

    Tout l'intérêt de ce petit ouvrage est de formuler une proposition immédiatement applicable pour sortir de la crise, s'inscrivant dans le cadre institutionnel actuel et propre à remettre la zone euro sur la voie de la prospérité.
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