#150 A Chance For Another Now (with Yanis Varoufakis)

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This week we have a returning guest to Under The Skin, and one of our favourites, Yanis Varoufakis!

Yanis is a Greek economist, academic, philosopher and politician. A former member of Syriza, he served as Minister of Finance from January to July 2015. He is co-founder of the international grassroots movement, DiEM25, and in 2019 he won election as one of its representatives in the Greek Parliament. He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens.

These are just some of the topics we discussed; the current political climate, the failure of The Left, the difference between internationalism and globalisation, what a scalable socialist institution should and could look like, and the relationship between the working class and left-wing political parties. Yanis has an incredible insight into how all these institutions work, you’re bound to learn from this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode, go back and listen to our first Under The Skin podcast together a few years ago!

His new book, Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present is released this month in hardback, ebook and audiobook.

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