Yanis Varoufakis | Cambridge Union

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11 ай бұрын

February 7th 2023 at 18:00 in the Chamber.
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Finance Minister during the debt crisis in 2015, facing off against the IMF, ECB and European Commission. In 2019, Varoufakis was re-elected to the Hellenic Parliament with his new party MeRA25. Varoufakis s both loved and hated by Greeks today, his recent electoral comeback contrasted against traumatic memories of 2015.
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@deltasquared7777
@deltasquared7777 11 ай бұрын
It is a total breath of fresh air to hear from someone who really understands economics on a heuristic basis
@eelcosterringa1374
@eelcosterringa1374 11 ай бұрын
He has seen the dealing of the EU from the inside
@GabrielConstantinides
@GabrielConstantinides 8 ай бұрын
if you could convert his intellect to capital, the Troika would be in debt to Greece
@ai_serf
@ai_serf 4 ай бұрын
????? WTF ??? He was first a mathematician and then realized economics was basically low quality heuristics when looking at the dogma mathematical models used by economists. Heuristic means using a simple rule/model to solve a problem. I see Varoufakis as trying to apply more rigor to our poor economic models. I get now that his arguments are without model or theory, but his goal is to point out the problems of capitalism, not to solve it. We need people who can give us a framework and language, or meta language if you will, to discuss the tyranny of capitalist ideation and rumination.
@howardrobinson4938
@howardrobinson4938 4 ай бұрын
@@ai_serf Why does everyone fancy themselves an armchair philosopher these days?
@Chris-zd7gw
@Chris-zd7gw 4 ай бұрын
Heuristic doesn't mean what you think it does.
@ydtmrc
@ydtmrc 11 ай бұрын
yanis is a great speaker. always makes ideas people may otherwise consider too radical easily understandable and digestible. definitely underrated.
@paulobastos1774
@paulobastos1774 8 ай бұрын
More a kind of true snake oil salesman... It was "fantastic" how Yannis converted himself into media star advocating the greek EU funds embezzlement and fraud inventing and building up a sweet narrative of greek" victimisation"... through bad capitalism fairy tales so much appreciated by the forever la la land utopia lovers (and as proved it generates a good income for the Varoufakis of this world going around selling easy to sell theories around...)
@faberbettarini2441
@faberbettarini2441 11 ай бұрын
Solidarity for Yanis .... Violence will not win .... Ideas are stronger than brutality.... Forza Yanis from Italy
@mewing9619
@mewing9619 10 ай бұрын
Says the Israeli 🤡
@GabrielConstantinides
@GabrielConstantinides 9 ай бұрын
well here is some food for thought; ideas are stronger but what if brutality results in the death of humanity? the idea has won, but the humans haven't
@jaspercato8443
@jaspercato8443 11 ай бұрын
Thank You Yanis Varoufakis for this magnificent lecture. Please just keep going.
@jimbob-robob
@jimbob-robob 11 ай бұрын
Awesome Yanis... Don't let the recent personal violent attacks by political thugs stop you! Speedy recovery...👍🖖✊️
@MrFrussel
@MrFrussel 11 ай бұрын
I've been following Varouvakis on and off since he was minister of finance for Greece. He's such an important voice for people who believe in the EU but aren't really happy with the way things are going.
@pseudonayme7717
@pseudonayme7717 11 ай бұрын
He doesn't believe in the EU in it's current form, just to be clear. "Party politics cannot be allowed to change monetary policy" This was Yanis quoting a conversation he had with an EU finance minister, and the extremely Orwellian nature of the statement should make every EU citizen very suspicious of how it (the EU) works.
@puretone4970
@puretone4970 11 ай бұрын
@@pseudonayme7717 That problem is not specific to the EU and the solution is not to get rid of the EU. As banks, corporation and even individuals get richer and more powerful, we need large democratic institutes, like the EU, to counter and reduce those non democratic power centers. The only way to do that is to increase the taxes on the rich and on large corporations and reinvest that money into infrastructure, education, health care and people at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Right wing economic policies create inequality which in turn drives discontent and disillusionment which in turn drives people to populists and the far right. It is a huge risk to democracy as we see all over the west.
@cc2868
@cc2868 11 ай бұрын
He's a babbling buffoon. A narcissist and self proclaimed "erratic communist".
@redrev674
@redrev674 11 ай бұрын
@@puretone4970 lol. The EU is not a democratic institution. It is in hoc to big business who like the regulations as they help preserve their monopolies and profits, and keep new entrants and competitors out.
@puretone4970
@puretone4970 11 ай бұрын
@@redrev674 It seems you have zero understanding of how the EU works. Conspiracy theories don't help.
@DavidCDrake
@DavidCDrake 11 ай бұрын
Varoufakis is a good man and great intellectual. Please invite him to speak as often as possible!
@alterego151
@alterego151 11 ай бұрын
Ok, I'll think about it
@homayounshirazi9550
@homayounshirazi9550 11 ай бұрын
One always learns something valuable from Minister Varufacos and this was just one of those that even a psychiatrist like me enjoyed for its clarity and commonality. Thank you for inviting him for this talk.
@_Nyx_Raven_
@_Nyx_Raven_ 11 ай бұрын
He isn't currently a minister, although he was greek minister of finance from 27 January 2015 - 6 July 2015.
@mazyararashnia9409
@mazyararashnia9409 11 ай бұрын
They should kick out that guy who was coughing during the entire speech. So disturbing and disgusting while others want to focus and have concentration on important words.
@cheri238
@cheri238 11 ай бұрын
We are all walking in seas of madness, all societies are being affected all over our world because of greed of great powers and wealth. Hopefully, as people are striking in many countries, our world wakes up with humanity and social reforms with new ideas for peace. How much wealth does one man need at the cost of human life and wars for profits as families and the poor are running in fear in all directions?
@sola4613
@sola4613 11 ай бұрын
Satanists poison and torture animals and humanbeings to death and caused extinction,psychiatrism is part of mafia and terrorists, warcriminels, rapists patriarchs terrorising the Just,fair sane and most intelligent,they are utmost injust, evil dangerous damagers and poisoners of nature and environment.
@dubchile
@dubchile 11 ай бұрын
...yes, I concur absolutely Homayoun. Although evidently, correct spelling of names can't one of them. 😉 A small detail perhaps? But I believe it is an important and fundamental one. In fairness, his is not the easiest of names to get one's head around, but his explanations of complex economic history for instance are simplified to perfection for the layman to understand. No boubt adout it Janis is a master of his craft.
@mariettestabel275
@mariettestabel275 11 ай бұрын
This Man is a Gift For the Young Generation.
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 11 ай бұрын
yeye, he is the Chosen One
@onamemmet
@onamemmet 11 ай бұрын
Must be German. In English, you don't capitalize nouns.
@elenif.vlachou9126
@elenif.vlachou9126 10 ай бұрын
@@stevelam5898 chosen who??
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 10 ай бұрын
@@elenif.vlachou9126 ΑΥΤΟΣ!! 1-0.
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 6 ай бұрын
@@mariettestabel275 no foosball please, we r british
@davidchung4691
@davidchung4691 10 ай бұрын
Whenever I listened to Yanis lecture or whatever, it always enlightened my senses and inspiration! Thank you!
@joylove8693
@joylove8693 11 ай бұрын
I am so grateful to have an awesome and smart man like Yanis
@GabrielConstantinides
@GabrielConstantinides 9 ай бұрын
We are* take that you greedy capitalist
@jamesgains8652
@jamesgains8652 11 ай бұрын
Varoufakis is superb. Supported Corbyn in the UK against baseless smears
@sagahammer
@sagahammer 10 ай бұрын
There was a great deal of truth in criticisms of Corbyn, which is why under his leadership, Labour became unelectable.
@brianbozo2447
@brianbozo2447 10 ай бұрын
But was completely ineffectual given that Corbyn was still expelled.
@GabrielConstantinides
@GabrielConstantinides 9 ай бұрын
@@brianbozo2447 doesn't matter, fight for what is right
@alexgoslar4057
@alexgoslar4057 11 ай бұрын
Always great to listen to Yanis Varoufakis, economic analysis.
@julienmehiri6725
@julienmehiri6725 11 ай бұрын
Pretty clear and direct conversation, i like Varoufakis point on Socialism and how he broke down the Situation of EU and the Situation of their politics today .
@jonathaneffemey944
@jonathaneffemey944 11 ай бұрын
Thanks so much for posting
@KarlDMarx
@KarlDMarx 11 ай бұрын
Always great to listen to Yanis. He is a true believer.
@Sashi5000
@Sashi5000 4 ай бұрын
He explained his positions very clearly, hope more people will understand.
@roxy60170
@roxy60170 11 ай бұрын
Thought it was impossible to have goosebumps from an economy lecture
@xefrho6312
@xefrho6312 2 ай бұрын
Excellent lecture!
@yasielromero8236
@yasielromero8236 11 ай бұрын
Brilliant, I need to start reading this man's books
@mariettestabel275
@mariettestabel275 7 ай бұрын
I recommend to read his Book "Adults in the Room " Brilliant! Eye opener...
@achillesa5894
@achillesa5894 7 күн бұрын
I read Technofeudalism recently and it was incredible. I think his analysis is spot on.
@cheri238
@cheri238 11 ай бұрын
Thank you, Cambridge Union for having Mr. Yanis Varoufakis expertise and knowledge to be heard. Hear with you ears!!! With the deepest appreciation and respect for this discussion again. This is the second time I have listened to this. June 12, 2023 at 11:30 p.m. Yanis Varoufakis's expertise hit at a homerun, as we say in baseball. By the way, how many languages did the Greeks have before and after the Greek Empire? Yanis does not speak ancient Greek to me. His English is perfect.
@crystalclear6661
@crystalclear6661 11 ай бұрын
It is so important that this War is over or peace talks are made before the next American election, because if the Republican Party gets voted in, Russia will just take over and they’ll be world war three
@cheri238
@cheri238 8 ай бұрын
Right ✅️
@riva2003
@riva2003 11 ай бұрын
It is the same in Maldives. Foreign capitals own almost everything in private sector, meanwhile the locals live under harsh conditions.
@pseudonayme7717
@pseudonayme7717 11 ай бұрын
And that is the EU in a nutshell.
@josephj6521
@josephj6521 11 ай бұрын
@@pseudonayme7717 how is it? I don’t see it that way at all.
@rickfool1452
@rickfool1452 11 ай бұрын
this is Singapore.
@masudalahmed
@masudalahmed 11 ай бұрын
It’s the capitalism in a nutshell… as he mentioned, it’s beginning of end of capitalism unless a major adjustment been done in due time, unfortunate things is people only realize when it explode 😢
@mustafagolubic2235
@mustafagolubic2235 11 ай бұрын
@@pseudonayme7717 not EU, but corporate capitalism/globalists
@IHAVE1ARM
@IHAVE1ARM 11 ай бұрын
This is Varoufakis at his best: eloquent, to the point, and pedagogical, but also showing humbleness and pointing out the Messiah complex that often arises on the left. Great discussion!
@Quantickzz
@Quantickzz 11 ай бұрын
100% agreed, já agora és Português ou Brasileiro?
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 11 ай бұрын
His opinions might be good enough within academia only. And even that is highly debatable too.
@Quantickzz
@Quantickzz 11 ай бұрын
@@stevelam5898 Why do you say that? He literally has a political movement spread already in 3 countries with him as main founder and influencer. Isn't that decent enough proof to believe in the practicality of his ideas? Especially in a field such as Economics (which isn't a science as he correctly points out) constantly referring to academia isn't particularly relevant. A focus on action and positive impact on the lives of everyday people is much more important than sitting in an office pondering and articulating papers that try to explain macroeconomic phenonemons that are subject to subjective interpretations.
@Quantickzz
@Quantickzz 11 ай бұрын
@@-TomT Does that make it less valid as leftist policy makers?
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 11 ай бұрын
@@Quantickzz If you had followed his negotiating tactics during 2015, you wouldn't be wondering now. The world just isn't working in accordance with his ideas, that's why they will likely only remain a topic of discussion within academia. Needless to say I disagree with most of them, on a fundamental level.
@robertodanieles967
@robertodanieles967 8 ай бұрын
Rarely do I not enjoy listening to this guy. Great command of English.
@ToivanGelder
@ToivanGelder 11 ай бұрын
Very good advice. Citizen Kane, all Greek tragedies and Shakespeare.
@sydneymorey6059
@sydneymorey6059 11 ай бұрын
Absolutely brilliant, YANIS, explains everything! LIVE & LEAN PEOPLE! I love you YANIS. This will change your life people if you listen and understand. And understanding is your key to the future. At 82, a bit late for me. If you’re starting out, this is your chance! YANIS HAS EXPLAINED IT. Understand and benefit, you owe it to yourself, young people. Cheers SBM.
@Incandescence555
@Incandescence555 11 ай бұрын
Heya thanks buddy. Bit younger here - how do you move through life when you feel hopeless/despite youth, good health and a good mind? How do you dilute the pains of life to stay on course?
@ngkeam9491
@ngkeam9491 11 ай бұрын
@Sydney- tell me what is his message, his speech is very blurry/fuzzy to me!
@ngkeam9491
@ngkeam9491 11 ай бұрын
@@Yyamma123 -so enthralled by this character, enumerate your merits!!!
@davidgray3321
@davidgray3321 11 ай бұрын
I always enjoy listening to this true gentleman, wonderful, it is a shame man is mortal, since one day he will be silent , verbally that is, I hope he continues to write so that young people will hear him forever.
@emilysevastou5075
@emilysevastou5075 Ай бұрын
This was a very good topic how we can combine social democracy and capitalism .thanks alot to Yannis Varoufakis that brings us this kind.. of skepsis...
@johnvatistas6569
@johnvatistas6569 8 ай бұрын
Truly fantastic information. Such deep insight.
@sylviamatthee8172
@sylviamatthee8172 4 ай бұрын
Thank you very much!
@HamidRehman100794
@HamidRehman100794 9 ай бұрын
Yanis never disappoints!
@user-ii2ym2ts5n
@user-ii2ym2ts5n 11 ай бұрын
Excellent breakdown of the systemic problems with the financial establishment in the modern era.
@R.E.A.L.I.T.Y
@R.E.A.L.I.T.Y 4 ай бұрын
A fascinating brilliant chap
@thomasduggan8755
@thomasduggan8755 10 ай бұрын
Best wishes from Manchester Old England great show everybody keep up the good work ❤️☺️ Amen
@georgep4
@georgep4 Ай бұрын
very good conversation, lots of great ideas
@madameclark3453
@madameclark3453 3 ай бұрын
Glad to hear someone has recognized Mexico as an a significant trading player
@rogerhudson9732
@rogerhudson9732 11 ай бұрын
One has to watch this at least twice, it's full of so many ideas and needs deep analysis.
@asadii
@asadii 10 ай бұрын
It is great to hear intellectuals such as Yanis - whether I agree with him or not, I will always value his views!
@barryyoung
@barryyoung 11 ай бұрын
That was a truly fascinating lecture / q&a…..
@davidw4987
@davidw4987 7 ай бұрын
We need more like him in world politics
@nigelcowie6883
@nigelcowie6883 11 ай бұрын
Excellent stuff, as always
@asadashraf2128
@asadashraf2128 10 ай бұрын
I’ve never been a fan of psychological thrillers, but I love listening to Yanis scare the living sh out of me.
@mariettestabel275
@mariettestabel275 7 ай бұрын
I recommend to read his Book "Adults in the Room " That's a real Triller. 🤔 .
@gesmaypaynter632
@gesmaypaynter632 11 ай бұрын
Spot on about the UK housing issues.
@richardkroon7648
@richardkroon7648 11 ай бұрын
Fantastic chat Varoufakis! Love your view on China Watch that space. We can learn a lot from them.
@MightyChoctaw
@MightyChoctaw 11 ай бұрын
I agree, but that would involve sensible, grown-up leadership on our part, so it's doubtful.
@aclark903
@aclark903 11 ай бұрын
Xi is a tyrant, and the wheels are beginning to come off.
@frescoweb4
@frescoweb4 11 ай бұрын
@@MightyChoctaw Grown-up as in no longer minors, check! But there's no evidence of any sense nor leadership when it comes to China. Iain Duncan-Smith is a angry grump at the best of times, but the ugliness of his venom for China is truly vile. When a heart has so much hate how can there be any compassion, critical thinking or rational decision making.
@frescoweb4
@frescoweb4 11 ай бұрын
An astute observation, one I wholeheartedly encourage to follow through on. Learn from the Chinese. Unfortunately the very idea that we could learn anything from the Chinese is clearly not something the Establishment can accept - "from the Chinese?" To the political class China is so abhorrent and the Chinese so vile that a lightning reflex action violently rejects rational thinking when it comes to China and the Chinese (pretend we're talking about Chinese government rather than Chinese people if you like, but the case of Christine Lee tells the Chinese community in the UK the real situation). When Covid hit Wuhan in late 2019 Chinese authorities quickly realised the elderly were at higher risk. Staff volunteered in nursing homes to remain at work and the homes were quarantined, staff and residents had no contact with others until the lockdown was lifted. If only we had had the humility to learn just that one lesson from China, how many thousands of lives could have been saved, how many grieving families spared. When our late Queen was Lying in State in Westminster Hall High Commissioners and Ambassadors often led small delegations from diplomatic missions. The short visits were planned and scheduled once a request had been received. Incredibly, the request from the Chinese Embassy for a delegation to pay their respects was refused - Westminster Hall is on the Parliamentary Estate and access controlled by the Speakers of the two Houses. China-haters petitioned the Speakers and the outrageous decision made. Our dear late Queen has spent her life not being political and irrational, nasty and petty politicians even use the Queen's passing as a stick to bash China. Seriously, how have we got to the situation where our politician's are weaponising the paying of respects to the dead! Can anyone imagine that the Queen would have wanted that? And if not for the late Queen, then who were the likes of Iain Duncan Smith acting for other than themselves - with such loathing for the Chinese, so vindictive and bereft of any dignity or compassion that they don't see their actions for what they were, mean, disrespectful, callous and shameful. To the Chinese, who place incredible importance to respecting the dead, the act can only have been seen as contemptible, inhumane to the point of barbaric. Way to go, politicians making a stand against the evil communists: I shake my head as I lower it in shame.
@MightyChoctaw
@MightyChoctaw 11 ай бұрын
@@aclark903 People like you have been predicting the collapse of China for decades, while they quietly go about reshaping a rotten, corrupt, blood-thirsty western "rules based order", and lifting a quarter of humanity out of abject poverty without firing a single bullet or bombing a single hospital/wedding/innocent family. Maybe time to change the record?
@joeking4206
@joeking4206 11 ай бұрын
Yanis is a genius. He understands more about our politics, culture and economics than most MPs. Not only has he achieved status in Greece but he has also completely mastered the English language. AND he's a motorcyclist. Last time I saw, he rode a Yamaha XJ1300. A very big and powerful bike. What's not to admire? We should offer him the job of UK Prime Minister.
@williamneil8862
@williamneil8862 11 ай бұрын
Another "Glorious Revolution?" First the Germans, then the Dutch, now the Greeks. Makes sense.
@priyamastibhati
@priyamastibhati 11 ай бұрын
Yea. A balding middle age white male leisurely 0:01 riding a “powerful” motorcycle. That is the state of the West.
@patadams8104
@patadams8104 11 ай бұрын
Not confident he'd take the PM job!
@anthonymauger9388
@anthonymauger9388 4 ай бұрын
Great speaker ,knowledge outstanding
@dariodr4624
@dariodr4624 10 ай бұрын
Thank you for this speech Yanis.
@jonathanfox5773
@jonathanfox5773 11 ай бұрын
The dictionary definition of time well spent.
@GabrielConstantinides
@GabrielConstantinides 9 ай бұрын
his talk about the idea of cloud capital is extremely forward thinking. potentially a lot to learn from this man if you have strong enough prerequisites (not sure I do)
@lindagarland5223
@lindagarland5223 11 ай бұрын
Wow, I learned soooo much. I must get the new book!
@andrewleventis8341
@andrewleventis8341 4 ай бұрын
another great session by YV...
@MrMusicManiac10
@MrMusicManiac10 10 ай бұрын
spitting straight facts
@lawlawyersonlinewithwaseem2400
@lawlawyersonlinewithwaseem2400 11 ай бұрын
Masha Allah zaberdast
@margaretgreenwood4243
@margaretgreenwood4243 11 ай бұрын
I totally agree with your analysis of the Left Yanis. In my early twenties I at last met someone in the communist party. I had read a little about it. This person couldn’t explain dialectical materialism to me and then asked me to go with him to expunge a Trotskyist group in South London. I had heard of Trotsky but really knew nothing. This person would not give any reason why I should go and do this and left. As you say, groups I subsequently met had more enmity for each other than for the governments
@khalidjian6979
@khalidjian6979 10 ай бұрын
Great man,great thinker
@Teresa66584
@Teresa66584 11 ай бұрын
Great, Yanis!❤
@AndyBarbosa96
@AndyBarbosa96 11 ай бұрын
"building nothing but pyramids" -> the best description of high finance I have heard in my life ever!!!!
@abdulghani8269
@abdulghani8269 9 ай бұрын
Danke Mr. Y. Varoufakis God bless you.
@dimitrimclas4863
@dimitrimclas4863 9 ай бұрын
Yanis! You are truly UNIQUE! ALL THE BEST!
@Tracy2117
@Tracy2117 11 ай бұрын
I love you Prof. Yanis.
@ToivanGelder
@ToivanGelder 11 ай бұрын
A joy to listen to. Very intelligent. The world is lucky with such intelligent good people like Varoufakis. Ha! A Faustian bargain! On banks and government. How well expressed. Lovely. So smart. 2008 explained. So smart. We had the same thing in Holland. Our Labour Party PvdA also bought out the banks with tax money. So now these banks survived gloriously and we, the people, are poor and bankrupt. We have been betrayed in a terrible way.
@kp6215
@kp6215 11 ай бұрын
Thank you Yanis is correct amount the Amazon Cloud the "rent" is now what is paid by every human that shall IS the monopoly that I watched . Thank for articulating in words what my intellect from understanding computers from '80's with history education and economic education 😘
@pt20829
@pt20829 11 ай бұрын
Always enlightening because we get the truth from him. Thank you.
@silenciothequiet3471
@silenciothequiet3471 11 ай бұрын
What the EU had done to Greece, is what the IMF and the WB have been doing to the Global South for decades without anyone batting an eyelash.
@HoneybeeAwning
@HoneybeeAwning 11 ай бұрын
facts
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 11 ай бұрын
That's because the global south is even better than Greece at building up vast amounts of debt.
@pwp8737
@pwp8737 11 ай бұрын
@@stevelam5898 debt wasn't and isn't Greece's cause of its misery; being a member of a currency union, having no central bank to back up the state, and no federal mechanism to recycle surpluses to deficit regions on the other is. Before the euro, Greece had high levels of debt combined with reasonable levels of economic growth. A poorly designed currency has unleashed the worst in all of Europe.
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 11 ай бұрын
@@pwp8737 Nowhere near where the debt levels had reached in 2009. The Greek government deficit had skyrocketed between 2008-09. That was due to a combination of excessive public sector spending with increased rates (globally). Allow me to know a little better, I was in Athens at the time.
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 11 ай бұрын
@@pwp8737 And by no means the architecture of the Euro is fit for purpose (when it comes to the zone's peripheral economies at least). But that is probably one of the main reasons Yiani, the marxist economist, still gets so much attention from backbone-systemic Anglo-American media and academia 😉.
@randall.chamberlain
@randall.chamberlain 5 ай бұрын
What a fantastic speaker
@cucubanana4226
@cucubanana4226 8 ай бұрын
“People who pride themselves on their "complexity" and deride others for being "simplistic" should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.”
@alec.g.w
@alec.g.w 9 ай бұрын
Me encanta la sección de preguntas. I love the section of questions
@dipthongthathongthongthong9691
@dipthongthathongthongthong9691 11 ай бұрын
The guy sitting right behind the moderator and incapable of not checking his phone the whole time. 😂 Embarrassing.
@GabrielConstantinides
@GabrielConstantinides 8 ай бұрын
He was the honorary technopeasant
@Unclejamsarmy
@Unclejamsarmy 11 ай бұрын
Varoufakis is imo unparalleled as a leftist economic thinker today, drop a suggestion for other people to check out if you want. One of my other favorites and extremely different is matt Bruenig.
@gordusmaximus4990
@gordusmaximus4990 11 ай бұрын
Too bad, his views on China are aging like milk. He is naive about it, or blind on purpose.
@whosOHW
@whosOHW 11 ай бұрын
Not exactly economic but Olufemi Taiwo is another favorite of mine.
@voltcorp
@voltcorp 11 ай бұрын
if you also like being "abstract and academic" I have to always mention the late Graeber, for an Anthropology of Economics
@farzanamughal5933
@farzanamughal5933 11 ай бұрын
@@gordusmaximus4990 In what way
@gmw3083
@gmw3083 11 ай бұрын
@@gordusmaximus4990 he also doesn't get that what's left of Ukraine will only be a fraction of what it is currently.
@karlyoung1713
@karlyoung1713 10 ай бұрын
Good interview
@vassiliosparashidis737
@vassiliosparashidis737 11 ай бұрын
Super Professor and real politician
@mariettestabel275
@mariettestabel275 11 ай бұрын
His Book "Adults in the Room. Eye opener. 💯
@SurenMaz
@SurenMaz 11 ай бұрын
Fantastic question and answer at 38:45
@ToivanGelder
@ToivanGelder 11 ай бұрын
I don't agree. I think he got it wrong on this subject.
@farzanamughal5933
@farzanamughal5933 11 ай бұрын
@@ToivanGelder Why
@alj2301
@alj2301 10 ай бұрын
Great question and I agree with most of his reponse.
@GabrielConstantinides
@GabrielConstantinides 9 ай бұрын
@@ToivanGelder please give an explanation, otherwise I will not respect your disagreement
@jakalamanewtown6814
@jakalamanewtown6814 11 ай бұрын
Such densely thought out critique of the Western financial house of cards. "Any Adults in the room?" is a quote from this adult showing us the only way. He is a new voice up to date and waking the dead. To be a socialist, becomes of meaning, not red handout.
@7alken
@7alken 3 ай бұрын
got your book from amazon into kindle ... treating it as some kind of humor too; cheers;
@howardrobinson4938
@howardrobinson4938 4 ай бұрын
We all love the dress on this strapping lad. And that accent...wow! Makes me believe everything he says. I used to sound so convincing about everything I thought and said. I probably still would if I had the desire to cloud-advertise/commodify myself.
@Eternalspring22
@Eternalspring22 11 ай бұрын
Yanks!!! Thank you for the honesty. I believe there are ways to harness structurally the new capitalism, what did you call it? We need to invent New Democratic structures that themselves are cloud-native. God, would love to talk shop on that.
@terencenxumalo1159
@terencenxumalo1159 11 ай бұрын
good work
@pauladams1829
@pauladams1829 11 ай бұрын
Yanis is so insightful
@onetime1239
@onetime1239 11 ай бұрын
Thank you Yanis!
@hilaryporter7841
@hilaryporter7841 11 ай бұрын
I liked the question about overcoming corporate power in order to maintain a democracy. My guess at an answer to that question is that climate change or even in worse case scenario nuclear war, is likely to force that dilemma on us much sooner than we think. Yanis was honest in saying initially, he did not know. If the world has to undergo either of those two possibilities, to such a degree that corporate power itself is seriously disrupted, then the chips of democracy if any of us survive, will arrange themselves naturally.
@dewok2706
@dewok2706 4 ай бұрын
its funny how even when you're talking about apocalypctic scenarios you somehow manage to do it with wishful thinking and the assumption that everything will be fall into place by itself
@voulafisentzidis8830
@voulafisentzidis8830 7 ай бұрын
I've never met the man but deeply respect his humanity and integrity. He needs to lead a political party which is actually in power.
@mariettestabel275
@mariettestabel275 6 ай бұрын
Agree .💯
@girdharrathi6728
@girdharrathi6728 11 ай бұрын
A deep deep analysis.
@joylove8693
@joylove8693 11 ай бұрын
Very interesting and useful talk
@Natella3312
@Natella3312 10 ай бұрын
It is a necessity to personally experience living in socialistic system to understand the differences and seek for the world's crisis solutions. I've lived in both system socialism and capitalism and see and understand the human condition. Since capitalism is combination of the worst man sides such as greed, ability to lie, ext... a society which destroys our only the place to live, socialism, minimalism and responsibility are the very good things for the planet Earth, in my opinion. THANK YOU for the speech.
@ArturWojciechowicz
@ArturWojciechowicz 5 ай бұрын
Very true and very sad lecture.
@corinaijac4381
@corinaijac4381 4 ай бұрын
Have a nice day. 😊
@michaelmisczuk1188
@michaelmisczuk1188 11 ай бұрын
Does anyone in the US media ever interview YV?
@thomasmarsh6834
@thomasmarsh6834 11 ай бұрын
does Man United youtube ever interview Juergen Klopp?
@nadinos
@nadinos 11 ай бұрын
Conventional mainstream media (like CNN, MSNBC etc.) no they havent. But "Democracy Now" has interviewed him a number of times. Its an online independent media.
@Rowlph8888
@Rowlph8888 11 ай бұрын
Of course not
@GabrielConstantinides
@GabrielConstantinides 9 ай бұрын
38:02 massive question, so bloody relevant. I hate the need to make money nowadays, at least where I live (London atm). Where I am from and in the circle of people I know from school, I feel like there is such a strong culture of get a good education then enter a career where you make a lot of money. you can get by on a lower amount of money, but I feel this underlying sense of patronisation from people who make more money than me when I talk to them. I hate this sense of importance other people derive from having more money than someone else, and hope that if I ever make 'good' money that I won't be sucked into the same feelings of self importance
@helenp7
@helenp7 11 ай бұрын
I am not sure why I hear so many negative comments about him in Greece. It must be to do with the media. A relative said "he closed the banks" whatever that meant. I agree with every single thing he says and I found this talk/conversation to be particularly illuminating. Well done on the Cambridge Union for asking unflinchingly honest questions.
@frankyboy1131
@frankyboy1131 11 ай бұрын
The point with Yanis Wannafaxis is that he was part of a gov that coopeated with a ultra nationalistic party that is looked upon as a criminal organization now, and that he is ultrasocialist as long as his Greek fellow countrymen benefit from it, but that he cares a goddæm sh!t about poor people in other countries when it comes to justifying the parasitic mentality of the Greeks who did not even consider it necessary to pay their due taxes. Greek people have a nepotistic mentality, they are basically unable to organize the garbage collection, let alone to run a whole state. The word 'democracy' being Greek or not. Yanis Wannafaxis is a waffler and ballroom socialist.
@Kodopitharos
@Kodopitharos 11 ай бұрын
Your relative had it right. He was responsible for the worst financial crisis in Greece ever since the 50s. He is highly charismatic and that is being misinterpreted as being brilliant in economics. He is not. He proved that much.
@helenp7
@helenp7 11 ай бұрын
@@Kodopitharos I can’t see the charisma. I can see facts evidence and argument though which for a lot of us go a lot further than charisma and sentiment. What he says and what he argues needs thorough research, knowledge and analysis. Not charisma. I don’t find his delivery particularly fetching but this doesn’t mean I can’t hear the facts, evidence, sequencing and argument. Not sure where charisma fits in to all this.
@Kodopitharos
@Kodopitharos 11 ай бұрын
@@helenp7 it fits to the fact that people look up to him as a brilliant economist when he proved in practice thay he is not.
@gvragv9317
@gvragv9317 10 ай бұрын
Corrupted media and mass uneducated people. Varoufakis was MF for 6 MONTHS and was accused of destroying greek economy , meanwhile the parties New Democracy alongside Pasok ruled greece the last 50 years (By the way New Democracy party owns 400 million euros). Keep in mind the last 3 years mainstream media took more than 80 millions due to covid just to "inform" the people and guess, those were our taxes. In Greece we dont have teachers/prof, philosophers, those are dead, now we have entrepreneurs, anchormen, big journalists to educate the masses. I do not vote anyone, i am not varoufakis supporter , but on the other hand i cant stand the ignorance of the uneducated mass
@kahhowong3417
@kahhowong3417 11 ай бұрын
Brilliant analysis of Margret Thatcher's Ponzi Economy
@SuperAnOylla
@SuperAnOylla 4 ай бұрын
Oh my! That was excellent! All countries of the world must have DIEM25 in their parliaments as a political party as well as a movement in society in social struggles.
@diosamurcielaga9418
@diosamurcielaga9418 11 ай бұрын
Greetings from Mexico... I want to hear more about what Varufakis spoke with Obrador and Ebrad
@japiro14
@japiro14 11 ай бұрын
Check the diem25 or progressive international chanel here on youtube maybe you find something
@diosamurcielaga9418
@diosamurcielaga9418 11 ай бұрын
@@japiro14 Thanks, I already checked, but no.
@tvgerbil1984
@tvgerbil1984 11 ай бұрын
Varoufakis really needs to convince his own countrymen to vote for his economics.
@lambrosbagatelas35
@lambrosbagatelas35 11 ай бұрын
As one of his country men who felt his "geniousness", I can assure you that he is on the same league with Liz Truss. He brought upon us a third MOU and added another 40billion to our debt! That is what he did! He is not even an economist. He teached math to an economic univercity! He is one of the most pompous persons on the planet
@stevelam5898
@stevelam5898 11 ай бұрын
His own countrymen have had enough experience of him, thank you.
@ZachariasEnislidis
@ZachariasEnislidis 11 ай бұрын
No thanks
@pablogats4627
@pablogats4627 11 ай бұрын
Nope lol
@mclovin9165
@mclovin9165 11 ай бұрын
@@stevelam5898 Experience based on EU enforced austerity. Greece would have been forced into bankruptcy by the EU and economic institutes. I believe what happened in Greece under Syriza(idk if i wrote it right) isn't their policy our believes but them getting into power in horrible times and having to enact policy that the EU pushed on Greece. Im not trying to make any moral judgements btw.
@aleksandrzherman-smythe6264
@aleksandrzherman-smythe6264 11 ай бұрын
Such a great speaker - especially when it gets to CloudCapital near the end - but so fundamentally depressing. Makes me spiral into despair.
@abeilhedguhedgu8994
@abeilhedguhedgu8994 5 ай бұрын
You never get tired hear yanis!
@allaboutspurs792
@allaboutspurs792 11 ай бұрын
It's heartening to see that even these elite brats are on their bl00dy phones all the blooming time whatever is placed in front of them.
@mashoodhassan5556
@mashoodhassan5556 7 ай бұрын
amazing guy!!
@harri2626
@harri2626 11 ай бұрын
This chap continues to be incredibly interesting and insightful. All of what he says makes sense, and his Cloud Capital thesis is very true and makes so much sense - worryingly so.
@stevejhkhfda
@stevejhkhfda 10 ай бұрын
Few on the left I can tolerate but Yanis is one of them. He seems genuinely honest and having integrity rather than performing. Very intelligent and likable.
@stevejhkhfda
@stevejhkhfda 4 ай бұрын
@@user-fg3lt6mo7j no one has ever told me socialism is bad. The historic outcomes from attempts of it are not great tho. Whilst capitalism has brought the most people out of poverty, socialism seems to put people back into it. How's things in Venezuala at the moment? Don't tell me - they didn't get it right - but you and your mates are the ones which would...no thanks. Varoufakis' ideas are think-pieces. Anyone called to action by them would be delusional fanatics.
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