Against the Grain

Fund Drive Special: Economics and the Contradictions of Capitalist Democracy

The Marxist economist Yanis Varoufakis took on the leaders of neoliberal capitalism, in a high-stakes battle for the well-being of the Greek people. The former Minister of Finance for Greece spoke last week in Berkeley. In his talk, he discussed the violence necessary for the emergence of capitalism and reflected on the dim view he holds of his own profession, economics.

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