The Global Minotaur, a monster born in the ‘70s, became the ‘engine’ pulling the world economy from the early ‘80s to 2008

News of Zed Books’ free e-book from the new finance minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, has been received.

Yanis Varoufakis 2The Troika – a group of auditors representing the Commission, the European Central Bank and IMF – has been shaken this week by Syriza’s election victory in Greece.

Promising a backlash against EU fiscal policy, Alexis Tspiras’ young leftist party intends to address the austerity regime punishing Europe.

At the centre of the political storm is Yanis Varoufakis, a former economics professor, appointed as finance minister of the new Greek coalition government. Varoufakis has already described austerity as a form of “fiscal waterboarding”, and promised that Syriza will “destroy the Greek oligarchy system”. He has outlined what he sees as the cause of the financial crisis – and his plans for pulling Greece out of it – in his book The Global Minotaur.

global minotaur coverIn recognition of this sea-change in European politics, Zed Books have released a special free e-book containing key extracts from The Global Minotaur, America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy (a modified sub-title). Europe After the Minotaur outlines Varoufakis’ economic and political thinking and his belief that Europe can move beyond cuts and austerity.

Varoufakis shows how today’s crisis in Europe is one inevitable symptom of a global ‘system’ which is now as unsustainable as it is unbalanced. With clarity and conviction, he lays out the options available for reintroducing reason into a highly irrational global economic order. 


To download your free copy of Europe After the Minotaur, follow this link.

Posted on February 6, 2015, in Admirable politician, Banking, Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Economy, EU, Finance, Planning and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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