Skip to main content

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Writing for PS since 2015
94 commentaries
5 videos & podcasts

Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is leader of the MeRA25 party and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. 

Sort by: Show:
  1. How the West Poisoned Its Money
    varoufakis95_Getty Images_crumpled money Getty Images

    How the West Poisoned Its Money

    Sep 21, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis explains why inflation can’t cure investors’ addiction to more than a decade of often-negative interest rates.

  2. Time to Blow Up Electricity Markets
    varoufakis94_Sean GallupGetty Images_lignite wind eu Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Time to Blow Up Electricity Markets

    Aug 29, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis explains why Europe’s embrace of marginal-cost pricing was a bad idea in theory and even worse in practice.

  3. Sympathy for Germany
    varoufakis93_ Arne Dedertpicture alliance via Getty Images_german economic model failing Arne Dedert/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Sympathy for Germany

    Jul 26, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis can relate to the predicament of a country whose economic model is kaput and whose people face condescension.

  4. Inflation as a Political Power Play Gone Wrong
    varoufakis92_ ROBYN BECKAFP via Getty Images_price increases ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

    Inflation as a Political Power Play Gone Wrong

    Jun 22, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis shows why the most popular explanations of today’s price surges are both true and miss the point.

  5. The Peace Process Ukraine’s Supporters Should Support
    varoufakis91_SERGEY BOBOKAFP via Getty Images_ukraine war damage SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images

    The Peace Process Ukraine’s Supporters Should Support

    May 23, 2022 Yanis Varoufakis urges those not directly involved in the war to help the combatants envisage the terms of a negotiated peace.

Follow Yanis Varoufakis

Never miss a commentary by Yanis Varoufakis

  1. elerian151_ Scott OlsonGetty Images_inflation Scott Olson/Getty Images

    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
  2. roach143_Drew AngererGetty Images_jerome powell Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
  3. haldar13_Jens Büttnerpicture alliance via Getty Images Jens Büttner/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
  4. asadullah12_SAEED KHANAFP via Getty Images_malaysia migration SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
  5. sheng129_ROSLAN RAHMANAFP via Getty Images_asean cooperation ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images

    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
  6. emmott_Antonio MasielloGetty Images_meloni Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
  7. strain5_(Kent Nishimura  Los Angeles Times via Getty Images_school Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
  8. velasco129_DANIEL LEALAFP via Getty Images_kwasi kwarteng DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images

    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
  9. leonard82_YASUYOSHI CHIBAAFP via Getty Images_ukraine long war YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.