Yanis Varoufakis, the fiery new Greek Finance Minister, is a Greek Economist and prominent critic of modern Global Bankster Capitalism. His new book, And The Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future, is now available for pre-order at Powell's (and also at Amazon).
If you can't wait ...
If you can't wait, or aren't in the market for a new release at hardcover prices and so must wait until it comes to your local library (and, yes, go to your local library and ask them to get the book!) ...
... then you can catch up with Yanis Varoufakis' work in "The Global Minotaur" (at Powell's Books, also available at Amazon and B&N for Kindle and Nook). The book promo description reads:
In this remarkable and provocative book, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a 'Global Minotaur' was born. Just as the Athenians maintained a steady flow of tributes to the Cretan beast, so Europe and the rest of the world began sending incredible amounts of capital to America and Wall Street. Thus, the Global Minotaur became the 'engine' that pulled the world economy from the early 1980s through to the financial collapse of 2008.
Today's deepening crisis in Europe is just one of the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global 'system' which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. Going beyond this, Varoufakis lays out the options available to us for reintroducing a modicum of reason into a highly irrational global economic order.
An essential account of the socio-economic events and hidden histories that have shaped the world as we now know it.
... and its another one to lobby your local library to put it onto their shelves, and consider obtaining for yourself.