And the Weak Suffer What They Must? : Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future (2016), Ch. 4, Trojan Horse
Frases de Yanis Varoufakis
Data de nascimento: 24. Março 1961
Yánis Varoufákis, em grego Γιάννης Βαρουφάκης, Gianis Varoufakis; , é um economista, blogger e político grego membro do partido SYRIZA. Foi ministro das Finanças do Governo Tsipras em 2015, tendo sido sucedido por Euclides Tsakalotos.
Citações Yanis Varoufakis
„If you take an iPhone apart, every single technology in it was developed by some government grant, every single one.“
Yanis Varoufakis and Noam Chomsky discussion the New York Public Library (26 April 2016) https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu/2016/06/28/full-transcript-of-the-yanis-varoufakis-noam-chomsky-nypl-discussion/
„The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage…
Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.
I consider it my duty to help Alexis Tsipras exploit, as he sees fit, the capital that the Greek people granted us through yesterday’s referendum.
And I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride….“
Minister-no-more http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/07/06/minister-no-more/ at yanisvaroufakis.eu, 2015/07/06; cited in: I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride http://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2015/jul/06/yanis-varoufakis-resignation-statement-creditors-loathing-with-pride, in: theguardian.com, 6 July 2015.
„…Julian [Assange]… created the technology that allowed the outsiders to get a glimpse within…and this is why he's being persecuted this way and one of the worst aspects of this persecution from a feminist perspective is that he's been accused of a crime for which he's never been charged, that turns progressives against feminists and feminists against progressives. This attempt by the establishment to turn progressives against themselves in order to prosecute someone who has… revealed their crimes is a heinous crime in itself…“
First they came for Assange: Yanis Varoufakis & Srećko Horvat, Bozar, Brussels, 19 June 2016 | DiEM25 Youtube (quote begins @ 1:02:40) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BROVnNhFWc
„Why did they force us to close the banks? To instil fear in people.
And spreading fear is called terrorism.“
Fonte: Chris Johnston and agencies. " Yanis Varoufakis accuses creditors of terrorism ahead of Greek referendum http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/04/greece-crisis-varoufakis-accuses-creditors-terrorism-referendum," in: theguardian.com, 4 July 2015; Quoted in Yanis Varoufakis: some of his best quotes http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/06/yanis-varoufakis-some-of-his-best-quotes, on theguardian.com, 6 July 2015, 15.32 BST.
„I mean, the enclosures in Britain would never have happened without the king’s army and without state brutality for pushing peasants off their ancestors’ land and creating the commodification of labor, the commodification of land which then gave rise to capitalism.“
Yanis Varoufakis and Noam Chomsky discussion the New York Public Library (26 April 2016)
„Europe in its infinite wisdom decided to deal with this bankruptcy by loading the largest loan in human history on the weakest of shoulders … What we’ve been having ever since is a kind of fiscal waterboarding that has turned this nation into a debt colony.“
Fonte: Russell Hotten. " Yanis Varoufakis: In his own words http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31111905" at bbc.co.uk, 3 February 2015; On the austerity terms of Greece's €240bn bailout
„…negotiations will be an exercise in futility and frustration. Barnier’s two-phase negotiation announcement amounts to a rejection of the principle of … negotiation. He is, effectively, saying to you: First you give me everything I am asking for unconditionally (Phase 1) and only then will I hear what you want“
My message to Theresa May: listen and learn from our Greek tragedy http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/my-message-to-theresa-may-listen-and-learn-from-our-greek-tragedy-a3536551.html, The Evening Standard 12 May 2017
„(The Eurozone) resembles a fine riverboat that was launched on a still ocean in 2000. And then the first storm that hit it, in 2008, started creating serious structural problems for it. We started leaking water. And of course, the people in the third class, as in the Titanic, start feeling the drowning effects first.“
Fonte: Channel 4 News, " Yanis Varoufakis interview: 'Greece can start breathing again, growing' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPfv3zv1OnE." 26 Jan. 2015: On comparing the eurozone to the Titanic; Quoted in: Jonathan Chew. " These 7 Yanis Varoufakis Quotes Show Why We’ll Miss Him http://time.com/3946586/greece-varoufakis-quotes/," Fortune, 6 July 2015.
„…faced with a choice between an agreement that is to the advantage of the peoples of Europe and one that bolsters their own power within the EU institutions at the expense of Europe’s social economies, the Brussels establishment, and the powerful politicians behind them, will choose the latter every time.“
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