The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy

Yanis Varoufakis (Author) Paul Mason (Foreword by)
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Product Details

Price
$12.95  $11.91
Publisher
Zed Books
Publish Date
July 15, 2015
Pages
304
Dimensions
4.9 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781783606108

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About the Author

Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece. He was for many years a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered government. He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Since resigning from Greece's finance ministry he has co-founded an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, which campaigns for the revival of democracy in Europe. He is the author of Adults in the Room and the Sunday Times Number 1 bestseller And the Week Suffer What They Must?
Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece. He was for many years a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered government. He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Since resigning from Greece's finance ministry he has co-founded an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, which campaigns for the revival of democracy in Europe. He is the author of Adults in the Room and the Sunday Times Number 1 bestseller And the Week Suffer What They Must?

Reviews

"The emerging rock-star of Europe's anti-austerity uprising."--Daily Telegraph
"The book is one of those exceedingly rare publications of which one can say they are urgent, timely and absolutely necessary."--Terry Eagleton
"Varoufakis is a rare economist: skilled at explaining ideas, happy to join in public debates and able to put his discipline in a broader context."--Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian
"Yanis is one of the best, brightest and most innovative economists on the planet."--Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics
"If you want to know how serious the current crisis is, you should read his book. With much eloquence, Yanis Varoufakis argues that the current financial problems are connected to the emerging fault lines of the international monetary system. The US (the Minotaur) used to govern the international monetary system, but no more; and this crucially means that there is no surplus recycling mechanism that can reliably stabilise the world economy. The elephant in the room, so to speak, is a stumbling Minotaur."--Shaun Hargreaves-Heap, University of East Anglia
"Clearly and strongly written, with logical organization building towards simple conclusions, the book is an easy yet rewarding read ... perhaps should become the standard way we think about the nature of our increasingly dysfunctional world economy."--Joel Campbell, International Affairs
"In the most comprehensive guide to the contemporary economic crisis yet written, Varoufakis traces out the path from post-war US economic supremacy to the current predicament. This book's provocative thesis, written in lively and impassioned prose, is that neither the US nor the EU nor any other nation can now restore robust global growth. Whether you agree or disagree, this book's lively and impassioned prose will engage you both heart and mind, and hold you in thrall to the last word. The Global Minotaur is a masterwork that registers for all time the challenge of our time."--Gary Dymski, University of California, Riverside