writser Posted May 17, 2017 Share Posted May 17, 2017 The ex-minister of finance from Greece has written a book about his 'adventures' as a politician. Varoufakis describes himself as a completely rational, reasonable outsider who tries to fight for his country (between the lines I get the impression that he's actually quite stubborn and hard to work with). Nevertheless a smart guy thinking outside of the box. The workings of the EU, the IMF and the ECB are a bit depressing. Everybody has different incentives and the end result is that, while individual actors are often quite nice and reasonable, the machinery crushes Greece. Entertaining read, a bit dense at times. Review from the Guardian: link. Few interesting points: Varoufakis is harsh about most politicians but quite enthousiast about Macron. He also mentioned his (extremely negative) views of OPAP. Don't discard the book because he's supposedly a left-wing extremist. His economical views are actually quite nuanced. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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