Capitalist Bubbles & Covid-19
The world is at a crossroads. The COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of thousands dead across the globe and counting, has triggered a disastrous economic situation for millions. At some point, we will be in a post-pandemic world. What will it look like? More of the same old same old? Or can we imagine a different world? Where the planet and its people are nurtured and protected and there are no longer huge concentrations of wealth and grotesque inequalities. Can pressure from the streets break the iron grip of capitalism and create lasting structural change and a green new deal? Yanis Varoufakis says, “We can do it.”
Yanis Varoufakis is an economist and philosopher. He served as finance minister of Greece in 2015. He is co-founder of Democracy in Europe Movement. He is the author of many books including Adults in the Room and Another Now. He has taught at major universities all over the world.