Before the Launch -DiEM in the making

Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 21.55.11.pngFew days, indeed hours, before DiEM’s 9th February Berlin launch, is slowly getting off the ground. For the time being, it offers readers the opportunity to join the movement and to read the Manifesto in English – and soon in many more languages. (For convenience, and for now, click here for the English version and here for the Greek.)

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And do not forget that the Main Event, at 20.30 Central European Time, will be live streamed here (

Se respiran aires del DiEM25: algunas claves sobre el movimiento

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Ya se pueden respirar aires del DiEM25. Nuestra página web ( ya ha hecho su primera aparición, y nuestras cuentas en Facebook ( y en Twitter ( ya se encuentran activas.

El manifiesto del DiEM será publicado en los próximos días, y nuestra presencia online estará a punto para la fecha de nuestro lanzamiento, el próximo 9 de febrero. Mientras nos acercamos a la noche del evento fundacional en el teatro Volksbühne de Berlín, ofrecemos a continuación algunas respuestas a preguntas que nos han estado formulado de toda Europa. Continue reading

A tu per tu con Varoufakis, senza peli sulla lingua (sull’Europa e non solo) -Marcello Foa, Il Giornale

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varou 2Visto da vicino, Yanis Varoufakis convince. Ho avuto il privilegio di intervistarlo pubblicamente a Lugano e poi di trascorrere alcune ore assieme a lui. E mi ha fatto un’eccellente impressione. Mi verrebbe dire che è un greco tutto d’un pezzo, uno spirito libero, capace di rompere gli schemi e di andare oltre le barriere ideologiche. Varoufakis ha presieduto il ministero delle Finanze di Atene per cinque mesi, durante i quali ha lasciato il segno. Continue reading

DiEM25 is in the air – a preliminary Q&A

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DiEM25 is, indeed, in the air. Our website ( has made its first appearance on the airwaves, as have our Facebook and Twitter (@diem_25) pages.

DiEM’s Manifesto will appear in the next few days and our webpages will ‘mature’ into a fully fledged website by our launch date – the 9th of February. While waiting for the Volksbuehne Theatre event of that night, here is a brief Q&A, answering some of the questions we have been receiving from all over Europe.  Continue reading

How the ‘Troika Effect’ was dubbed the ‘Varoufakis Effect’ – Project Syndicate Op-Ed and beyond

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As part of an impressive campaign to discredit the Athens Spring, and those of us who continue to honour and propagate its spirit, a cabal of journalists and ‘analysts’ have joined forces to depict me as the “destroyer of the Greek economy.” The purpose? To demonise the Greek people’s audacity to elect us with a mandate to oppose the Troika in the Spring and early summer of 2015, when they backed our stance with that magnificent 62% NO vote.

Their hideous campaign was summed up recently in the so called ‘Varoufakis Effect’ argument, by Berenberg’s Chief Economist, a Mr Schmieding. Using a chart that ‘shows’ business confidence to have collapsed during the days of my tenure in the ministry of finance (first half of 2015), he pinned on me Greece’s woes. Naturally, the troika’s Greek cheerleaders, with newspaper TO VIMA at the forefront, grabbed the opportunity to jeer and snarl. Except that they were caught with the smoking gun in their hands… Continue reading

How Do the Economic Elites Get the Idea That They ‘Deserve’ More?

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 09.36.02Evonomics (The next evolution in economics) is a new site trying valiantly to infuse economics debates with relevance, sense and sensibility. Here they retrieved a paper that I published, together with Shaun Hargreaves-Heap, in The Economic Journal. Below you will find my summary of findings from a fascinating and intriguing laboratory experiment that has many implications for the distribution of social power and the beliefs that support it. For the Evonomics site click here or…

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