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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works--and How It Fails (English Edition) Kindle电子书
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her about the business, politics, and corruption of world economics.
Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and countless students around the world. Now, he faces his most important—and difficult—audience yet. Using clear language and vivid examples, Varoufakis offers a series of letters to his young daughter about the economy: how it operates, where it came from, how it benefits some while impoverishing others. Taking bankers and politicians to task, he explains the historical origins of inequality among and within nations, questions the pervasive notion that everything has its price, and shows why economic instability is a chronic risk. Finally, he discusses the inability of market-driven policies to address the rapidly declining health of the planet his daughter’s generation stands to inherit.
Throughout, Varoufakis wears his expertise lightly. He writes as a parent whose aim is to instruct his daughter on the fundamental questions of our age—and through that knowledge, to equip her against the failures and obfuscations of our current system and point the way toward a more democratic alternative.
"Utterly accessible, deeply humane and startlingly original – a potent democratic tool at the perfect time" (Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough)
"A provocative, challenging, yet non-patronising analysis of the global economy: what it is, how it came to be and why it can never be apolitical. By using ancient myths, contemporary culture and family stories, Varoufakis makes the text intimate and accessible" (Nigel Jones Observer)
"Experts have often found it easier to hide behind opaque language than to explain complex concepts in simple terms … Varoufakis wants to smash this barrier: he argues from the outset that if we defer to experts on the economy then we hand over all our most important political decisions to them … Varoufakis does equip his readers with the beginnings of a new language, and punctures myth after myth" (Anna Minton Guardian)
"Varoufakis's brief history of capitalism unspools with characteristic fluency and verve ... those seeking to better understand the 'black magic' of bankers should look no further" (Financial Times)
"A stimulating and elegant perspective on market economies. It is accessible but not simplistic … A superb chapter on banking ... provocative and stylish" (Paschal Donohoe Irish Times)
"One of the most accurate and detailed descriptions of modern power ever written" (Guardian on Adults In The Room)
"Varoufakis has the greatest political virtues of all – courage and honesty" (The Times)
"One of my few heroes. As long as people like Varoufakis are around, there still is hope" (Slavoj Zizek)
"Superbly written ... he was – and is – right" (Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Adults in the Room) --此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
- ASIN : B076H4WMY1
- 出版社 : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2018年5月8日)
- 出版日期 : 2018年5月8日
- 语言 : 英语
- 文件大小 : 1263 KB
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- 纸书页数 : 224页
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I like to think of this book as “Marx Light” or “Marx 101.” The fact that the cover of this book is in a bright red cover is a tip-off right there. Not that there is anything disparaging about this remark. Better than any other economist, before or since, Marx understood the strengths and weaknesses of Capitalism and his works are read by the movers and shakers in Wall Street (along with Milton Friedman). Varoufakis wisely avoids names and labels in this work. The result is a thorough work which one would be hard-pressed to argue. You could still disagree with his methods or conclusions, but Varoufakis is a good writer and you will still be amazed at literary quality of this work.
If you infer here that I made a judgment, you must own that, because I haven’t. It is simply an observation and a warning. Conformists, the effing classes above and including the middle-class hate more than anything a) a person who tells them and in effect mainstream to effe-off, and b) enjoys their journey of their truth, and c) earns a comfortable living off of that journey.