Friday, 7 December 2012

The Failure of European Social Democracy - Yanis Varoufakis [audio]

On 5th December, I had the great pleasure of addressing a splendid audience at the Kreisky Forum, in Vienna. My theme was, surprise surprise, the European Crisis in its Global Context. Nevertheless, in view of the very special venue (dedicated to the late Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, and delivered in his former home), I was compelled to ask myself, and to address, the following question: Why has European social democracy abandoned the legacy of leaders like Kreisky, falling in line with a toxic economics and politics that thinkers like Kreisky would have dismissed in their sleep as pathetic claptrap?

Yanis is the author of "The Global Minotaur" - which explains the origins and solutions to the global economic crisis.

And a revised edition will be available in early 2013.

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