Capitalism is dead and so are we | Yanis Varoufakis interview

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2 ай бұрын

In lieu of the release of the documentary In The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis, Oli was joined by economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis for a wide ranging interview.
Yanis sat down to discuss the downfall of capitalism and Western hegemony, the Labour Party's shunt to the right, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
You can find out more about In The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis at
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@plastictouch6796 2 ай бұрын
I wish this type of stuff was put in the faces of millions and millions of people rather than the mainstream news media slop that is served every day.
@RiCHeeGee 2 ай бұрын
Communist propaganda?
@curiositycloset2359 2 ай бұрын
​@@RiCHeeGeethe mainstream media is vastly more communist than this guy.
@thalesnemo2841 2 ай бұрын
@@RiCHeeGee You are so wrong as to be REICH !
@janbrazina8872 2 ай бұрын
@@thalesnemo2841 why is he/she wrong? Varoufakis is on very far-left ... the party he was/is a member of (Syriza) stinks of communism. just check them out ...
@maryphagansrevenge Ай бұрын
I wish less people would fall for these anti-white communists.
@Lyra0966 2 ай бұрын
During 50 half a century of watching politics and world affairs I have not known a period when the disconnect between ordinary citizens and their leaders has been so great. But what is more disturbing is the knowledge that the current system does not allow citizens any meaningful political choices. Regardless for which political party we vote, the corrupt system remains in place because the true power brokers operate behind the political facade. So as ordinary voters our political options inevitably are reduced to one of two appalling options: the lesser of two evils. Choose your poison. Nothing will or can change until the entire system is demolished and replaced by a substantively improved alternative system.
@kitkat253 2 ай бұрын
Entire system change is some centuries away still. Apparently our brain has not grown any larger past 200000 years and that might explain why the Sapien remains such a verminous creature. Animal world is far wiser and co exist and only hunger makes them attack another. Sapien attacks and kills constantly. Human advancement is measured by the iphone enhancements. In summary, change is not coming anytime soon.
@jimmyjimmy7240 2 ай бұрын
You should read instead of watching, then. The disconnect between citizens and politicians is nothing like 100, 200, or 300 years ago. It's better than ever. A little over 200 years ago, half of Americans didn't know how to read, people didn't go to school, especially not university, more than half of the country lived in poverty, most people still couldn't vote, and the list goes on. This is just a presentist perspective, thinking the era you live in is unique or has problems unseen prior to now. The same goes for corruption. There were certain institutions where nearly everyone was paid off, from big fish to small fish. It's nothing like that now. There's no point in continuing, it's so trivially false what you're saying. It's just a doom and gloom perspective, paranoia, and propaganda.
@yaoliang1580 2 ай бұрын
Unfortunately the majority of the ignorant public of the west n especially the US are so brainwashed by their fake news propaganda that they still think their criminal nations are a beacon of light for the world. How shameful n despicable
@icoachmyself9980 2 ай бұрын
I think we have one great option that no one can take from us. We can choose to buy as little from corporations as possible. Buy your produce from a solidarity agriculture, get whatever you can second hand. By from little stores, not from chains. Avoid Apple, Microsoft. Amazon & Co. wherever you can. These corporations are only so powerful because we give them our money. There are loads of alternatives out there. Like building up a local currency. A bank owned by people. It’s all out there it works. We just need to invest the time to live these alternatives. We vote with our receipt every time we buy something.
@ianlarge9016 2 ай бұрын
Without anyone realising it, we have been colonised by the US. The political parties are a uniparty of Blue Tory, Red Tory, Yellow Tory or Green Tory, so therefore the only option is not to vote for any of them. Voting just gives them legitimacy they do not deserve and lets them carry uninterrupted.
@Turanic1 Ай бұрын
My whole life I saw how politics works : 1) Figure out what majority wants 2) Keep promising before elections exactly what majority wants 3) Once elected do completely your own thing, don't bother, the fools voted you in, serve corporations and establishment now
@RojaJaneman Ай бұрын
Like handling toddlers 😂😢
@nvmffs 29 күн бұрын
This started happening recently, it wasn't like that 20 years ago !
@TheSakufighter 17 күн бұрын
@@nvmffs our country gave itself away when SHALL BOT BE INFRINGED stopped carrying any meaning. 1934 NFA is when we officially lost our country.
@cosmictropicalcollective 13 күн бұрын
And the reason for that is that many are unaware that holding the office of president or prime minister in a nation is a job. We are the employer, and they are putting themselves through a job interview where they are describing their qualifications. You're offering someone a four-year contract without carefully examining his prior work history. Tribalistic worldviews and ridiculous notions that the politician we are choosing is "part of us," "represents us," or is there to "rule" still dominate our society. We will begin to witness a change amongst our countries when people perceive the nation as a corporation with a CEO (prime minister, president) at the helm. Here's how to see a country in a healthy way: President/Head of State - CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Prime Minister (in parliamentary systems) - COO (Chief Operating Officer) Cabinet Ministers - C-Level Executives (CFO, CTO, CMO, etc., depending on their domains like finance, technology, and marketing) Vice President - Deputy CEO or Vice Chairman Parliament/Congress - Board of Directors Secretary of State (US)/Foreign Minister - Chief External Affairs Officer (CEAO) Secretary of Treasury (US)/Finance Minister - CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Defense Minister - Chief Security Officer (CSO) Attorney General/Justice Minister - Chief Legal Officer (CLO)
@sheepwshotguns42 12 күн бұрын
to be an politician you cant just be a good liar, you yourself cannot have principles, they get in the way of the money you'll need to beg billionaires for to finance your campaign. last i checked i think it cost about 10-15 million dollars to run for the senate. thats a lot of returns on investment people (with the power to ruin your life and those around you) will be expecting. it takes a hell of a community effort to get a person of conscience to slip through the cracks of our electoral system.
@asahmed1980 2 ай бұрын
'And a Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness. And all the animals drew near to him and said, "We do not like to see you so sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it." The Man said, "I want to have good sight." The vulture replied, "You shall have mine." The Man said, "I want to be strong." The jaguar said, "You shall be strong like me." Then the Man said, "I long to know the secrets of the earth." The serpent replied, "I will show them to you." And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give, he left. Then the owl said to the other animals, "Now the Man knows much, he'll be able to do many things. Suddenly I am afraid." The deer said, "The Man has all that he needs. Now his sadness will stop." But the owl replied, "No. I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, 'I am no more and I have nothing left to give.' - Apocolypto (2006)
@Khayyam-vg9fw 18 күн бұрын
"And then even the Care Bears blew loud raspberries at this treacly twaddle."
@greaper5123 2 ай бұрын
Ive been saying this for years, gangsters in suits, extortion is the game, money is to blame. Look at any letters from your local council or government, do this or else, pay this or else, absolutely no difference, just legal gangsters.
@Olyfrun 2 ай бұрын
Would you say you have anarchist sympathies, then?
@LieutenantSteel 2 ай бұрын
Smedley Butler?
@antonyjh1234 2 ай бұрын
You are the customers of these gangsters, you don't think the oil you use has come without families being " "displaced" ", do you?
@12235117657598502586 2 ай бұрын
@markbright662 2 ай бұрын
Not particularly insightful - gangsters wear suits and are a microcosm of the state - they offer security in exchange they get to rule, that’s the basis of the state itself.
@garyleonardteacher5162 2 ай бұрын
If I'm not mistaken, Socrates once said (he certainly didn't write it): The greatest form of injustice is that which presents itself as being just.
@maxbarker356 Ай бұрын
Plato’s republic
@Marlago-pv9tq Ай бұрын
Exactly fit to describe the US
@garyleonardteacher5162 Ай бұрын
@@user-ie5ms3vu1w I don't trust documentaries that use A.I. generated narrators. If you make a film, attach your voice to it!
@RK-um9tu Ай бұрын
What he actually said was bend over little boy and take it. Of course, he framed it in political terms.
@TheSometimeAfter Ай бұрын
What a weird statement to make. If he didn't write it, where is it documented that he said it?
@sheilamashali6426 2 ай бұрын
This is a genuinely decent human being who speaks the truth.
@simonclare100 Ай бұрын
Decent or not, marxism is a delusion that nobody should fall for, and yet he does, it makes no sense
@Alexander_Kale Ай бұрын
This is a man who was the Greek minister of Finances at a time where the country nearly went bankrupt. If he knew how economics worked, he would still be in that position and Greece would be a much more financially successful country.
@Alexander_Kale 27 күн бұрын
@@TheNcbm I don't really buy that. Unless you are a colossal numbskull, as long as your financial minister can demonstrate that he knows what he is talking about, that is the one minister you listen to. because IF he knows what he is talking about, then he will bring in the money.
@TheNcbm 27 күн бұрын
@@Alexander_Kale I don't know about economics .... I know that he actually had the most popular vote in the parliament just because he surely inderstands how ecnomoics work and at least this is well appreciated by some of the biggest universities around the world where he teached economics or just get payed to give speeches about this matter. Do the math Compare the current national debt of Greece with the one before all those referendums were signed without his perimision as soon as Greece went to the IMF. These referendums lead to austerity measures and social services and infrastracture sellout and erased any economic future for Greek society. That's the reason he resigned from the most important ministry of Greece in the first place. Right now because of how economics work in your mind, there is no social justice in Greece and the Greeks are going to EU court against their own government about such matters. If you are such in favor of how economics work globally you wouldn't be wining about things like economic polycrises because of pseudo wars payed by capitalistic aliances against wherever they can profit from. Or just go back to sleep in terms of your argument about how economics work.
@Alexander_Kale 27 күн бұрын
I don't really buy that. Unless you are a colossal numbskull, as long as your financial minister can demonstrate that he knows what he is talking about, that is the one minister you listen to. because IF he knows what he is talking about, then he will bring in the money.@@TheNcbm
@daviddavies2945 2 ай бұрын
Yanis saying it as it is. It's time we all listened and wised up.
@peterbelanger4094 Ай бұрын
Yanis is
@peterbelanger4094 Ай бұрын
a P.
@peterbelanger4094 Ай бұрын
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@Jadstar1 2 ай бұрын
I love coming here. The comments remind me that I am not alone.
@freepalestine7687 Ай бұрын
@charshill2978 Ай бұрын
I know right! We aren't going mad! 😊
@marcelo55869 Ай бұрын
It us our little bubble because out there people are stupid and dangerous... i still at shock at how many people know so little yet are the first to take action in the worst possible way...
@petervankas1352 Ай бұрын
Many bots and yt censors the truth
@Unboxingboxes-op2mu 7 күн бұрын
it’s just an illusion. you are alone.
@Icipher353 2 ай бұрын
I don't remember who said it, but someone smart said that capitalism had made an alliance with democracy because it served it's interest to do so, but that capitalism would part ways with democracy if democracy got in the way of profit. It seems like that is what is happening now. Capitalism no longer sees value in going along with democracy, so it is replacing democracy with bureaucratic authoritarianism that enacts it's will with the force of the state regardless of the wishes of the populace.
@l.w.paradis2108 2 ай бұрын
Very nicely said. In the meantime, trash media is convincing ordinary people that this represents "cultural Marxism." This misinformation probably cannot be undone.
@woodforthetrees3496 Ай бұрын
@Ben-el7lo Ай бұрын
Welcome to Australia
@charshill2978 Ай бұрын
Sounds correct!
@CastleHassall Ай бұрын
it's not true capitalism that we have though.. there are so many government controls, but restrictions on TRUE free trade, that it is closer to Fascism
@Flylikea Ай бұрын
Not only they are mafias, they are annoyed when other nations reject this system.
@ziptink1710 2 ай бұрын
Yanis is the person I most recommend to anybody who wants an articulation of the systemic issues we face, and of where it is heading.
@Touchlineteaser 2 ай бұрын
I agree entirely. He is one of the best communicators in academia and politics today.
@frankieelen7238 2 ай бұрын
Yanis, you Rock!!! Most sensible politician I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. The only one whose words I believe. ❤
@Beliefish 2 ай бұрын
yes, asking a greexiteer about anything is always the best possible choice. its working great for UK
@ai_serf 2 ай бұрын
In addition, Mark Fisher will help shed light on systemetic issues and it's not the individual's fault. very powerful.
@joeldwest 2 ай бұрын
Me too
@manusmambon2 2 ай бұрын
Great interview! Love the phrase: I like more Bastards in power who claim to be Bastards, than Bastards who claim to be working class. Listen to Mr. Varoufakis, Keir!
@deborahcurtis1385 2 ай бұрын
You need a comma in that last sentence. "listen to Mr Varoufakis, Keir!" The humble comma prevents confusion.
@zak992 2 ай бұрын
spot on
@MilwaukeeF40C 2 ай бұрын
"Only below average people pretend to be average" -Javier Milei
@georgethomas3722 2 ай бұрын
It makes sense !!
@paulperkins1615 2 ай бұрын
It's a catchy slogan, but it would be stupid to take it seriously.
@kabal5015 12 сағат бұрын
I have been following Yanis Varoufakis for sometime from when he was finance minister of Greece. I can categorically say this is the only European/Westerner who has been involved in politics on a government level who speaks the truth and facts in an undiluted, unbiased and unaligned way. Intellectual, detailed and concise. Everything he has mentioned is the truth. The general population simply chose a myopic view to these facts because they enjoy the privilege from their governments and want to maintain the status quo or they have been too brainwashed to this realism. Either way, the world is changing fast, you can no longer "win" by trampling on others with a bigger gun. We need more people like these to maintain order and diplomacy otherwise the West will descend further into a dreary place for future generations in decades to come.
@cheri238 8 сағат бұрын
Thank you for having Yanis Varoufakis's expertise on. I have now subscribed. Thank you.
@cocoacrispy7802 2 ай бұрын
Boeing exemplifies the problem of financialization. management is incentivized to neglect the actual product, the engineering, and the work force, and instead concentrates on manipulating the stock price, de-skilling the workers, and cutting corners wherever possible.
@lebladful Ай бұрын
Many senior officials receive money from financial lobbies in différent areas like AIPAC to support Israël by sending weapons and Billions of the American Tax workers, what kind of democracy is that
@liam3284 Ай бұрын
read Internal Combustion, for a history of 100+ years of this style of management in the US. Stock buybacks are the lazy C-Suite answer (nobody got fired for making a buyback)
@brothermaleuspraetor9505 Ай бұрын
Which is why we can only survive in a system that doesn't involve money.
@Greebstreebling Ай бұрын
reminds me of Enron.....
@songwriterplanet Ай бұрын
​@@brothermaleuspraetor9505Maybe. I'm not sure if the problem is money or investor/profits. Much of the problem with money might be eliminated if there were no profit motive because, let's face it, everything is accomplished by labor and labor costs are by definition antithetical to profit.
@kungfulegend8222 2 ай бұрын
When a country depends on financing from bankers, it's they and not the people's representatives who hold the power. For the hand that gives stand above the hand that takes. - Napoleon
@l.w.paradis2108 2 ай бұрын
An Adam Curtis documentary describes how this changed the course of New York City's history after its municipal bond default. NYC always had affordable housing for all working people (like London and Paris always did, and Paris sort-of does, still) before the bankers took it over.
@l.w.paradis2108 2 ай бұрын
Fifty years ago, two people earning minimum wage could rent a decent apartment in ANY American city, and make a start. No social media or cameras following them around for life, either.
@Electra-xm7lu Ай бұрын
The Napoleon of the 20th century said the same thing.
@dengelke Ай бұрын
​@@l.w.paradis2108Hypernormalistion, I think. Great connection to draw.
@ExecutiveChefLance Ай бұрын
@@Electra-xm7lu Napoleon would have bitch slapped Hitler back to the Stone Age for being a moron. Napoleon GAVE A SHIT. Hitler did not. Napoleon 1st Action as a Leader of any army was to make sure they were fed better then every other French Army. Hitler had loyalty because his goons would shoot you if you EVEN SPOKE against Nazism. Hitler was Nothing compared to Napoleon.
@RomanceClub123 Ай бұрын
This is so much better than public media like CNN etc.
@henrybass7979 19 күн бұрын
It's from America which is a dirty swine country!
@Skora43 Ай бұрын
If someone doesnt know the back story of Yanis and you dont have time to read books, here is a movie about his political career and what happend in Greece. movie is called : Adults in the Room
@Alexander_Kale Ай бұрын
Also, Minister of Finance in Greece for half a year. He took one look at their finances, told his boss to mooch money off of the EU, then turned around and left. For some reason, the EU didn't kick out Greece when they did that...
@dexterlecter7289 Ай бұрын
What upset me was the fact that Goldman Sachs is the one who lied to the EU about Greek financial stability. Almost as if the folks at Goldman were trying to weaken the strongest economic power that actually protects the working class rather then pure socialism for the elite and gritty capitalism for the bottom.
@Rb39-ej5hh 27 күн бұрын
@@Alexander_KaleWasn't he against the repeated extent and pretend loans from the EU? From what I've read, he wanted to restructure Greek debt, link debt repayments to Greece's economy growing and avoid the harsh and destructive austerity that the EU was forcing on Greece. Those are all highly agreeable positions.
@Alexander_Kale 27 күн бұрын
@@Rb39-ej5hh If you are greek, yes. From the EU side, it amounted to debt cancellation, which of course the EU was somewhat against accepting. Basically, he went to the EU, demanded that they forgive the loans, and when the EU told him to get stuffed, he quit his job rather than putting in the work and try to pull Greece out of the hole its various governments had dug for themselves.
@Rb39-ej5hh 26 күн бұрын
@@Alexander_KaleBut the EU wasn't getting their money back anyhow. They just kept giving Greece new loans to pay for older loans in order to make Greece appear solvent, ie. extend and pretend. Also EU imposed austerity was wrecking havoc on the Greek economy and weakened Greece's ability to actually pay back their debt, which was a problem for Greece and the EU. Yanis' apporach was pragmatic in my view, because Greece needed to recover before having a stable base to actually repay their debt.
@kw1ksh0t 2 ай бұрын
51:00 here in Germany there is certainly no international pressure to end the war. Here in my city of Hamburg there are electronic signs put up by the government saying "as the government we officially support Israel's offensive", which is quite dystopian
@willfiala1859 2 ай бұрын
Frankly I am appalled by how shitty the German government has become. The only thing to do is to spread the message that “Deutschland ist im Arsch”. Sogar die Eisenbahn ist nicht mehr pünktlich. Die Städte sind verschmutzt. Die Industrie wird weniger und niemand kauft diese Lügen von Politiker die keine Ahnung haben. Armes Deutschland ich trauere für Dich das alles so runter geht und niemand mehr ein Gewissen hat.
@SpaghettiSauce-rg4jy 2 ай бұрын
If only some man in your countrys history tried to stop this smh
@sarahmurphy-nf4yl 2 ай бұрын
@georgestamatakis697 2 ай бұрын
You are descendants of the Nazis after all.
@adrianjoseph1267 2 ай бұрын
Of course Germans will encourage a genocide, hoping that their own Genocide will pale in comparison.
@yousefawlaki8478 2 ай бұрын
00:03 Capitalists in power are not using their incredible potential for the people. 02:11 A documentary focused on the repercussions of the 2008 financial collapse. 07:02 Power in modern Britain primarily rests in the hands of those who own everything 08:53 Power shifted from homogeneous to split realms under capitalism 13:56 Financialization has transformed from insurance contracts to options to buy and sell shares. 16:17 Financialization is a massive gambling extravaganza with privatized profits and socialized risk. 20:16 Thatcher's policies led to financialization and exploitation of working class 22:13 Privatization as a way to involve average citizens in share ownership. 26:23 Electricity markets are a crime against logic 28:19 Capitalism's cartel-like behavior and lack of accountability 32:50 Trump's election not solely based on racism. 35:01 The left is facing a crisis, with the rise of fascists and ultra right-wing conservatives in government. 38:59 The political challenges of rising to the neoliberal economic settlement in the UK 40:49 Left's struggle in capitalist crisis 45:05 The Israeli Defense Forces are expelling and diminishing the authority of the Palestinian people, while others claim to care about human rights but only prioritize the human rights of their own. 47:22 West's public opinion supports Israel's genocide 51:43 International pressure can end conflict in Gaza Crafted by Merlin AI.
@CommieSense Ай бұрын
The more talks like that we have, the quicker we'll learn to get together and act together!
@qek191 2 ай бұрын
Wow!!!! What an amazing discussion. Possibly there is hope?
@forsalestuff1036 2 ай бұрын
Great interview. I didn’t know this interviewer before. He did a great job. And Yanis is very bright and honest. Well done for both.
@0my 2 ай бұрын
This guy seems like kinda an idiot
@0my 2 ай бұрын
31:08 he describes a bunch of things associated with communism, and calls it fascist
@Moikay 2 ай бұрын
@@0my Interesting how two people can have such different perceptions on reality. What he saying that were associated with communism?
@0my 2 ай бұрын
@@Moikay he's just saying anything negative is associated with fascism. Like xenophobia, anti brexit, etc... But those things are not exclusive to fascism. He said fascism but not the mussolini. But there's no better example than mussolini
@user-mc2oc6jw9q 2 ай бұрын
Yanis Vafunculu is a lizard-man alien trying to distract from his failings as some greek ex finance minister who panders to the C C P. If he wants to get bonked up the butt, that's his business, he should not be preaching to you about it
@Klippity_Klopp 2 ай бұрын
This donny predicted the 2008 credit crunch 4 years before it happened and the EU laughed at him.
@toyotaprius79 2 ай бұрын
Famously in Ireland in 2006, then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was confronted that the Celtic tiger will die, a bubble burst of the reckless housing market and a global economic crash was coming and Ahern "jokingly" suggested the man go off himself. Roughly a year later the bust dominos began to fell.
@willcrawford6685 2 ай бұрын
Wow is that to do with Greece going into a recession beforehand
@Jkjoannaki 2 ай бұрын
​@willcrawford6685 yes, its because of greeces economic power. Not because of the usa land market crisis I 2007.
@TheJohnsonseviltwin 2 ай бұрын
This Donny makes 100000 predictions and gets one right....BRAVO! what about the other 99999 wrong ones?
@erenyeagerist7681 2 ай бұрын
​​@@TheJohnsonseviltwin when did he predict 100000? Prove it!
@l.w.paradis2108 2 ай бұрын
This might be Professor Varoufakis's best interview.
@adamlasry5225 Ай бұрын
Thank God we have such beautiful souls such as this handsome Greek man. Yanik, you are a breath of fresh air. Love from Morocco 🇲🇦 Yes, Morocco 🇲🇦 in North Africa ❤
@habibi.s.k6082 2 ай бұрын
Brilliant analyst and a great thinker. You are a honer for the Greece legacy.
@minimannik 29 күн бұрын
Greeks hate him, and for good reason.
@GhostFitzKilla 2 ай бұрын
Great video. Love hearing Yanis' perspective and views.
@OnlineEnglish-wl5rp 2 ай бұрын
This man is an epic fraud. He talked all the talk and then got into power and continued with the cuts so the bondholders would be made whole
@dandare1001 2 ай бұрын
@@OnlineEnglish-wl5rp Haven't you heard his story about his time in office?
@jamesadey8744 2 ай бұрын
He's now pushing the gr8t reecet and is definitely not on our side. Don't fall for his lies.
@kellymaguire7912 2 ай бұрын
Brilliant convo and analysis, a refreshing window of clarity opens everytime Prof Yanis speaks.
@tjdgmlchl6305 Ай бұрын
Watched it twice and did side research to learn about the things he referenced. This was incredible. Thank you so much!
@emasonchapfunya4255 2 ай бұрын
vey candid interview both interviewee and inteviewer dived in sensitive topics with unaldulterated facts....enjoyed every bit.
@freekyeekz 2 ай бұрын
Really uplifting couple of interviews these last two days 😅
@ohnoitisnt 2 ай бұрын
You're on a roll with these guests! We getting Mike Maloney next? Ha
@F1fan4eva 2 ай бұрын
Listening to this interview has clouded away any possibility of a light at the end of the tunnel. No hope left.
@anirudhramakrishnan2686 2 ай бұрын
​@@F1fan4evaFor an F1 fan you're quite slow my dude
@SvalbardSleeperDistrict 2 ай бұрын
@@anirudhramakrishnan2686 😂 Good one
@foxbat51 2 ай бұрын
@@F1fan4eva The only way out is through.
@PeterTodd 2 ай бұрын
My brain always appreciates Yanis' knowledge and perspective. Thank you for another interesting conversation.
@marcoalessandro2034 2 ай бұрын
rather have pubc floss time into the night
@ryans1623 2 ай бұрын
Hes a communist, can you not see this.
@katrinweigel3796 Ай бұрын
Great talk. Thank you very much. Its a relief to hear clear voice.
@yogi4lyfe Сағат бұрын
Thank you Yianis Varoufakis!!
@fabiodeoliveiraribeiro1602 2 ай бұрын
I have a rant to make here. In October 2023 I bought the book Tecnofeudalismo by Varoufakis on Amazon and paid for it (English edition, because there was no Portuguese edition yet). Amazon didn't deliver the book to me and I decided to sue the company. My lawyer did what was necessary and the Brazilian judge in the case granted an injunction forcing Amazon to deliver the book to me immediately under penalty of a fine. Amazon did not comply with the decision. I haven't received the book yet. I'm starting to assume that Amazon, the greatest symbol of Technofeudalism always mentioned by Varoufakis when he talks about the new book, is sabotaging the circulation of his work in Brazil. Does it not want me to read and promote the book? This is outrageous and ridiculous.
@samaval9920 2 ай бұрын
Amazon proves in practice that it agrees + Varafakis, unfortunately.
@MACTEP_CHOB 2 ай бұрын
Did you obtain digital version ?
@l.w.paradis2108 2 ай бұрын
It is outrageous but perfectly foreseeable.
@foodparadise5792 Ай бұрын
library genesis, free
@fabiodeoliveiraribeiro1602 Ай бұрын
@@MACTEP_CHOB I'm an old guy who is a reader of printed books.
@emilysevastou5075 2 ай бұрын
People like Yanis Varoufakis make me proud to be Greek (abroad) and a human.He gives me knowledge and hope.He deserves our respect and support .🌷
@horserous 2 ай бұрын
Yes I agree with points on YV. But being a proud Greek too, I'm not proud of modern Greece.
@konstantinosvasilakos1240 2 ай бұрын
I really think you never stayed in Greece during the reign of this guy and his likeminded, probably you didn;t experience the catastropic effects of his childish idea about switchimg overnight to alternative currencies and playing with the savings of millions in turn putting everyone in huge cues before of ATM only to be able to get 60 Euros per day. Is that what makes you proud? I can list more but this is something that I remember not being proud as a Greek.
@willtherealgeorgemichaelpl5879 2 ай бұрын
You make me laugh harder than last time...
@emilysevastou5075 2 ай бұрын
@@willtherealgeorgemichaelpl5879 so when was the last time?
@emilysevastou5075 2 ай бұрын
@@konstantinosvasilakos1240 I think that those politicians which are responsible for the financial collapse of Greece should feel not proud and ashamed.
@consuelopaz401 22 сағат бұрын
What an extraordinary and Intelligent man!!!
@RSLtreecare 2 ай бұрын
A very good interview, Yanis i look forward to listening to you and the intervier was excellent 👌
@user-ey1qc4mq1v 2 ай бұрын
I want to live in a different world. I want to live in the world of Yanis. He is very knowledgeable and what he says is what I think, especially about Thatcher. She has caused the problems our country has today and Yanis explained that very well.
@lorineanitabrice6768 2 ай бұрын
I feel the same way
@07Flash11MRC 2 ай бұрын
"I want to live in a different world.": So do I, but we can't unless we create this world.
@KarateGucci 2 ай бұрын
We must vote the RIGHT people in .....its as easy as that ..... yet we know the practicality of getting this right is ...difficult as ..... but imagine millions of right hearted people United all over the world .... helping each other to make this a reality with the internet this is possible NOW quickly ..😏😉we have to start fighting intensively and intelligently and coordinately ...YANIS got a party going I think otherwise join Russel Brand's group ...things have to evolve like this if we are going to change this Monster System
@cjytispro7349 2 ай бұрын
The world is wrong by narcissistic people who don't practices in life
@majdavojnikovic 2 ай бұрын
That's a start :))) You want to live in it, how about fighting for it existence, as it is not a place that you can just move to?
@unknownunknown2576 2 ай бұрын
I love this guy. Legend
@marcoalessandro2034 2 ай бұрын
@jetipre1839 Ай бұрын
Excellent Q and A. Informative, humorous, educating. 💯
@ESLDiploma Ай бұрын
Is there a way to download the transcript? I'm wanting to use i for teaching material.
@NA-dg3jx 2 ай бұрын
This has to be the most telling interview since the start of the Gaza conflict
@MarkkuS 2 ай бұрын
So 4 000 years?
@debbzev 2 ай бұрын
​@@MarkkuSI thought it started on October 7th! If they've been bombing gaza for 4000 years it's worse than we thought!
@ANEEAMA 2 ай бұрын
How 4000 , before Judaism and even Abraham migrated to Palestine or Falastine in Arabic , there were Canaanite’s who were pagans in Palestine. The current Palestinians are converted Canaanite’s to Islam and Christianity. They have archeological, historical and DNA evidence unlike Polish migrants who have 100% Polish DNA.
@dr.robertt.mullaneiii1561 2 ай бұрын
"Conflict?" Rather, I should think it's a hideous, land grab / ghastly, Genocidal slaughter, to be sure. Call it like it is, my friend. Moreover, I find it fascinates me, endlessly; that some Jewish radicals attributed the Nazi mindset to themselves, in order to steal Palestine, outright, and call it their new homeland, Israel; No Less! A monumental case of P.T.S.D., blown into something monstrous. Most of all, is that the rest of the so called civilized world tacitly approves of this grand larceny, and genocide to rival the hell out of Hitler's dreams! Can you dig this? Thank You, Dr. Mullane
@mightyNosewings 2 ай бұрын
@@ANEEAMA My dude, the Hebrews were originally just Canaanites. They never migrated to Palestine. The Exodus was written during the Babylonian exile.
@jeankern2646 2 ай бұрын
Yanis: "The genocide started in 1948". After reading Ilan Pappé's-The ethnic cleansing of Palestine, I fully agree with this statement.
@lucasdegoes 2 ай бұрын
Nah it’s started in ww2 🫢
@lucasdegoes 2 ай бұрын
Or earlier … not sure 😮
@tuckerbugeater 2 ай бұрын
it started 6,000 years ago@@lucasdegoes
@TheStarBlack 2 ай бұрын
This is the fact that not one single UK politician or mainstream journalist will utter. Our entire political system was bought out a long time ago.
@jimmyjimmy7240 2 ай бұрын
Should have started off by reading a dictionary. It's crazy how weak people are, so much so that they have to redefine words to coddle their insecurities.
@russellthompson6079 Ай бұрын
What was the name of the company that was advertised in your podcast regarding investing in defense contracting investments? I lost it somehow when the screen became smaller.
@sharonmccormack8026 Ай бұрын
Loved that interview! Thank you both 🤝
@mr-data 2 ай бұрын
Always informative to listen to Yanis' sense of reason
@sprogella 2 ай бұрын
I love Yanis Varoufakis! Such an intellect, such honesty too... 🤔
@prasadlingamaneni 4 күн бұрын
Excellent analysis of unaccountable democracy and crony capitalism
@richardleenders8243 Ай бұрын
I admire this wonderful interview with Yanis it's very refreshing to hear honestly I'm grateful 😊 thanks
@dandare1001 2 ай бұрын
Another great interview. One thing that surprised me was Joe's perception of Kier Starmer. I'm totally with Yanis on Starmer,
@vmoses1979 Ай бұрын
Yeah Keir really has little between his ears as Yannis said. He is projected to win a landslide bc of disastrous Tory mismanagement. Instead of doubling down on the policy platform that Labour members voted on - he's discarded every single plank. He doesn't need the corporations or the establishment to approve him - he has the public votes. What an absolutely disgraceful twat.
@dombaker1924 2 ай бұрын
Yanis is always interesting to listen to despite some flaws in his arguments (but noone is perfect)
@kamuzumazamoyo7116 21 сағат бұрын
I really like this man, he really is honorable and respectable!
@FoxSt3v3 Ай бұрын
thank you Yanis, voice of clarity and reason
@PhantomMark 2 ай бұрын
Huge respect for this guy
@paulrussell9667 2 ай бұрын
Yanis just tells things the way they are. Great interview.
@andyparry1366 Ай бұрын
Excellent interview. Thanks for this
@831Miranda Ай бұрын
Brilliant interview! Thank you both!
@_tnk_ 2 ай бұрын
Fantastic summary of the ethics around Palestine. As Yanis said, the rest of the world is stunned by the West's hypocrisy and support for Israel. Huge props to Yanis for calling out Israel's actions as genocide.
@pr0newbie 2 ай бұрын
Nothing shocking, really, amongst those who follow geopolitics at least. It's a big reason why they didn't buy into the Ukraine narrative. It was obviously a proxy war and another example of NATO's illegal and brutal wars, coups, piracy and slaughtering (Yugoslavia, Syria, Lybia, Afghanistan etc.). This doesn't even include all the illegal killings of millions by the US Army.
@kungfulegend8222 2 ай бұрын
Access to the Suez canal is vital for Europe's economy and Israel is it's gatekeeper. Taking 1400 years of history between Europe and the muslim world into consideration leaves them with no other option but unconditional support for Israel. Which has created the situation that they enjoy impunity to do whatever they want.
@DoctorSoctopus 2 ай бұрын
@@kungfulegend8222 Average westoid forgetting what Egypt is
@kungfulegend8222 2 ай бұрын
@@DoctorSoctopus A country that once tried to blockade the Suez canal and was spanked for doing so. Please think before you write.
@Tiasung 2 ай бұрын
Genocide means something vastly different. If he uses the word "genocide" in this context, its extremely clear to anyone with a proper functioning intellect and mind, that he is not being honest, or is not in control of his own mind.
@cw2611 2 ай бұрын
Yanis, offers a contemporary view of capitalism in an accessible way. The analysis is accurate I think but it is very depressing where the culture is going to. Where is the hope?
@Olyfrun 2 ай бұрын
Better politicians, essentially. Which requires a better educated citizen. The hope lies in educating fellow citizens, IMO.
@SvalbardSleeperDistrict 2 ай бұрын
@@Olyfrun "Better politicians" has never, and can never, be the source of hope under capitalism - if someone is listening to Varoufakis and has read his books, that is the absolute minimal least you have to know.
@trigaVAL 2 ай бұрын
@@SvalbardSleeperDistrict a very highly educated public wouldn't accept a government that deceives though
@kiwikemist 2 ай бұрын
There is no hope. We made our choice as a species in 1991. We have only barbarism (theocracy and fascism) left.
@angelinashen7813 2 ай бұрын
Hope is God.
@frankwhite1816 Ай бұрын
Yanis is a genius and a hero. Thank you for this. Thank you Yanis, for all that you do. Listen to him.
@hussamsabouni1129 Ай бұрын
Great analyses. I really appreciate Yanis Varoufakis economic-political analyses
@JacekKlam 2 ай бұрын
"languishing in the magma of discontent" - well said Yannis, reflects perfectly my feelings :(
@LordWaterBottle 2 ай бұрын
I wish some American politicians would start taking some of Yanis's talking points and policy prescriptions. We need anyone at all who will say what is actually happening.
@brianadlich4406 2 ай бұрын
I believe his point in the interview and the title of the video is that it’s Too late now.
@LordWaterBottle 2 ай бұрын
@@brianadlich4406 maybe, but does that mean we should not try to make a better world?
@jorbdan6305 2 ай бұрын
In order to get elected, American politicians need to be amenable to powerful interest groups who hate everything Yanis stands for. You won't find any American politicians taking on his agenda. In my opinion, you need to build a party that rejects the necessity of donations from these interest groups and rejects the capital-friendly nature of the state in general in order to have any chance of addressing these problems.
@hunnybunny814 2 ай бұрын
The mess we live in is not by accident but by design. This is what corporate facism desires. We are merely cattle to them.
@RugbyPass81 2 ай бұрын
​​​@@LordWaterBottle We should fight for better, yes. But, talking about it, protesting in the street holding placards, typing comments on youtube saying things like "we must do something about this, these people are traitors, we must fight back" is going to do absolutely nothing; just re-read that and let it sink in, okay! None of those things will do a single thing to change what's happening. What will? Organising, efficiently and quickly, then going out there and physically taking power back BY FORCE. Unless that happens, sorry, nothing is going to change.... ever. Proof of that is visible all around you. How long has the plundering of the commons been going on? How long have capitalists been gradually screwing everyone else over, and over, more and more and more? How long have capitalist billionaires been destroying the planet, our environment, the natural world we rely on to survive? How long have we been talking and nothing changing? And so on? What has talking achieved? Voting? I mean christ, voting, don't even get me started on that laugh. Your vote means NOTHING. If it did, you wouldn't have it, they wouldn't let you. You get whoever big business interests and media moguls let you have. End of. Corbyn would have been brilliant for the majority of British people, but what happened? The media billionaires, big corporate billionaires and shareholders and the right/establishment panicked like mad and smeared him, their wealthy media boss buddies spread misiniformation about him, the average (READ; very gullible and uneducated) British person swallowed it all and he lost. So, good luck changing any of that with talk, chanting in the streets holding a placard with some clever, but ultimately ineffective, words on it and watching videos on youtube or reading books about these things. It simply will not happen. Nothing will change, unless working class people refuse to work, hit the streets and drag their politicians from their seats of power, drag CEOs out of their offices and throw them in the prisons, which we own by the way as we bloody pay for them, then organise emergency peoples' assemblies to establish how we'll proceed from the new 'day one' and communicating that to every other working class take back everywhere else so that we can rebuild from scratch in a fairer and more equitable manner. Again, let this sink in, nothing will change unless these things happen.... anything else is a pipedream and history and our current situation proves me right.
@ChristineLacy1 2 ай бұрын
Where is the link to, ‘In the eye of the storm’ ?
@GHB775 8 күн бұрын
Thanks for the interview! Excellent content and beautiful gem in today's soup of futilities.
@kathleenhillock9366 2 ай бұрын
I wish more people would take the time to listen to Yanis. Most of his presentations/interviews are rather lengthy which most working people do not have the time for. When there is so much going on at one time in the world, in monumental scale, information overload can be a killer. Pretty sure this is all by design.
@ziegle9876 Ай бұрын
Better listen to one hour of Yannis, than watch four hours of state TV….
@artiomrosov8212 Ай бұрын
Attention span has become one short sentence. Proven many times by social media posts. Nobody reads more than a catchy headline.
@liam3284 Ай бұрын
It might seem like there is a plan, but nobody understands, and nobody is in charge. The current economic and international system is ungovernable and few even try to understand it.
@brothermaleuspraetor9505 Ай бұрын
Don't worry there are those who have the time and have your back :) I'm not sure if we can fix this, but one day... never lose faith. God bless.
@IshtarNike Ай бұрын
I dunno. Most working people will listen to hours and hours of music and reality TV. It's one thing if they genuinely don't have time because they're working a job which prevents that, but people still have commutes, and even some time at home when it could be on in the background. Working people may not have time to read up on theory, but I struggle to believe they don't have time to listen to an hour long interview, even in multiple sittings. At that point it's more about not being able to find it, or not knowing it exists, than not having the actual time to listen.
@MsKingwa 2 ай бұрын
You explained his pull so well..... He speaks knowledgeably, honestly and presciently about the state of the world today, finance, philosophy, politics and power. He has influenced my own forays into the financial markets space, all the way here in Kenya.
@wendyfay16 7 күн бұрын
SPOT ON in everything Yania said economically & poiitically, especially his observation about Palestine & Israel! Brilliant!
@wiseman9960 2 ай бұрын
I dotnt believe of all 400K viewers only 13K liked the video 🤨 C'mon guys you can do better
@catherinemoore9534 2 ай бұрын
Wow... what a strong interview! There's every mood in it: serious, funny, shocking, truthful. I'll remember this interview for a long time. A must see video. 👏💪
@everest001 2 ай бұрын
Outstanding interview. Thank you.
@jamespeters2859 2 ай бұрын
Wasn’t it just!
@NasseredineBouraoui-bb3qp Ай бұрын
I have just discovered this gentleman Mr Yanis Varoufakis, in terms of authenticity and truth; I must admit that he is the incarnation of the Greek divinity "Aletheia", the personification of the truth. Thank you for enlightening us with your knowledge. It is a great pleasure to listen to you.
@kraz007 21 күн бұрын
Yanis is such a refreshing force!
@SillyEngineer 2 ай бұрын
Always a pleasure to hear Yanis, i learn a lot.
@alexandercraven9361 2 ай бұрын
Great interview, thank you. I could listen to Yanis all day, hes so good.
@mikahundin 11 күн бұрын
Here is a 10 point summary elaborating on the key points from the Yanis Varoufakis interview: 1. Capitalism is in crisis and has become dysfunctional, leading to repeated economic shocks and immense suffering: Varoufakis argues that the capitalist system has become fundamentally flawed, triggering recurrent crises that devastate people's lives. He sees capitalism as increasingly unable to deliver stability and shared prosperity. 2. Political power has shifted away from elected leaders towards unaccountable financial and corporate interests, rendering politicians increasingly powerless: Varoufakis contends that real power has migrated from the political sphere to the economic and financial realms, leaving elected officials with diminished ability to address pressing problems. 3. The rise of "financialization" - the dominance of speculative finance over productive industry - is a major driver of capitalism's instability: Varoufakis explains how the financial sector has come to overshadow the real economy, with complex financial instruments and speculation overtaking productive investment. 4. Financialization allows banks and financial actors to extract wealth from the economy rather than generating real economic growth: Varoufakis argues this parasitic financial system enables the extraction of wealth rather than the creation of sustainable prosperity. 5. Policies implemented by figures like Margaret Thatcher laid the groundwork for the entrenchment of this financialized, oligarchic system across the West: Varoufakis sees Thatcherite reforms like privatization and deregulation as key steps that empowered finance capital and eroded democratic control. 6. Even center-left political parties have often been complicit in perpetuating these oligarchic, financialized policies once in power: Varoufakis contends that parties like the UK Labour Party have frequently continued and even amplified the pro-finance, anti-worker policies of their conservative predecessors when in government. 7. The Israeli occupation and blockade of Gaza constitutes an ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people: Varoufakis forcefully argues that Israel's treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories amounts to a form of apartheid and genocide. 8. Western governments, particularly the US and EU, enable Israel's oppressive policies through military support and diplomatic cover: Varoufakis condemns the complicity of Western powers in providing the means and protection for Israel to carry out human rights abuses. 9. There is a grave lack of effective international pressure or sanctions to compel Israel to end its human rights abuses: Varoufakis laments the failure of the international community to meaningfully intervene and hold Israel accountable through economic or diplomatic pressure. 10. World leaders seem more concerned with preserving the geopolitical status quo than upholding human rights and international law: Varoufakis sees global political elites as prioritizing the maintenance of the existing power structure over defending universal principles of human rights and justice.
@annarose3123 Ай бұрын
Much respect to him shouting out the creator of the documentary so beautiful.
@ChannelMath 2 ай бұрын
I just realized that governments don't allow us regular folk to bet on risky financial derivatives / hedge funds, although the risk would only be to us individually. If I lost a bet, I'd be on food stamps. At the same time, the billionaires are allowed to bet, even though in their case, the risk is not that they'll go bankrupt, but that the ENIRE SYSTEM goes bankrupt!
@geekexmachina 2 ай бұрын
The telling part about gaza is this thing Sunak and a few people have mentioned about Israel governing gaza when its all over, I think he dropped it twice in PMQ s
@Gerhardium 2 ай бұрын
Considering the Gaza Arabs rely upon western charities and western funded UN aid they have shown they can't manage their own affairs and simply allowed Hamas to take over and prepare for another battle they can't win. If the Gaza Arabs can't govern themselves someone else has to do the job to reduce the chances of ongoing chaos.
@DuanRussel 2 ай бұрын
The telling part is we are all talking about Gaza and Israel at all. UK policy will just imitate American policy. Discussing it is a waste of time and our politicians should just talk about British problems.
@timgregory82 2 ай бұрын
​@@DuanRusselthe two are related. But I get your point
@kerwinbrown4180 2 ай бұрын
Gaza is part of Israel since they failed in their rebellion. You should consider pushing for Gazans to use diplomacy so the can vote in Israel elections since war failed them.
@gn.punpun 2 ай бұрын
​@kerwinbrown4180 ahh yes the famously non racist jewish will definitely accept the Palestinians
@mradeelmirza Ай бұрын
Very good interview. Yanis speaks the truth.
@OpenMinded000 Ай бұрын
hi, thanks for sharing. Which Ken Loach moving were you referring to?
@menhera2 2 ай бұрын
@marcoalessandro2034 2 ай бұрын
@moshudoduwade219 2 ай бұрын
We need more Gary Economics! Great interview. 10/10👍👍🤩
@user-hu1yi8ox9z 2 ай бұрын
He was great in only fools and horses to be fair.
@basherbasia4451 14 күн бұрын
What a great brave man....pleasure to listen!
@abistonservices9249 20 күн бұрын
I am just a working class person but Yanis is telling me things i wish i had known many years ago, i was working to hard to read things like this!
@joshuajames1720 2 ай бұрын
love Yanis, what a voice!
@f14tomcat37 2 ай бұрын
This has been one of the most interesting videos on KZbin in the last couple of years. The clarity of thinking of the ex Finance Minister of Greece is refreshing and inspiring.
@Zakris-om7hi 2 ай бұрын
Such an unfortunate coincidence that the Greek economy all but completely collapsed under his tenure.
@JakePurches-Base2music 5 сағат бұрын
Yanis speaks this just how I remember it. Excellent history lessons here.
@djbenti1347 2 ай бұрын
What a true political analysit you are! !!! ❤
@rainbowglitterclit 2 ай бұрын
Thank you very much. The last few minutes of discussion were absolutely essential.
@joeldwest 2 ай бұрын
Love love love Yanis Veroufakis. Thank you. Yanis for World President. A man of deep thinking and big heart.
@ssss8162 2 ай бұрын
Thanks for interviewing him.
@user-tb5pf9tw6i Ай бұрын
Hi Joe, Great Interview! Thanks.
@user-mc4fs6jc7w 2 ай бұрын
Love Yanis' commentary on Starmer the weasel.
@user-gd1yg6le1h 2 ай бұрын
Wait and see,, maybe not,
@user-bg9ws7ys4k 2 ай бұрын
Kid Starver also a weasel...😂
@M_Bamboozled 2 ай бұрын
​@@user-gd1yg6le1h 😂 yeah whatever 😭
@tommynocash2419 2 ай бұрын
​@user-gd1yg6le1h maybe Leighton orient will win the European Cup, maybe
@user-xf1fr6jp7v 2 ай бұрын
Thank you both for this informative conversation.
@bodoslama3567 Ай бұрын
Greetings to you from a Turk, Yanis Varoufakis, there is a need for people like you in the West who are not afraid of Zionist Israel and speak the truth!
@richardpagano9936 Ай бұрын
Keep getting the Truth out Yanis !!
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