22 – 28 October


Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present with Yanis Varoufakis

Monday, 26 Oct

“There is a profound difference between saying: “It’s all going to shit, so we don’t expect you to stick to the rules,” and saying: “The rules themselves have changed, and we must make new ones to prevent an economic collapse.” Yanis Varoufakis

What would a fair and equal society actually look like? What world should we be trying to create? And just what is stopping us? World-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis, once described by Business Insider as “The most interesting man in the world”, has some radical and subversive answers.

In a thought-experiment of startling originality, Varoufakis fast-forwards to 2025 and offers a glimpse of an alternative reality through the eyes of three characters - a libertarian ex-banker, a Marxist-feminist, and a maverick technologist. He outlines  an alternative to capitalism, then asks: how far are we willing to go to bring it about?

Former finance minister of Greece, Varoufakis is leader of the MeRA25 party and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Another Now is sure to join his previous bestsellers - Talking to My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism; Adults in the Room, and an economic history of Europe called And the Weak Suffer What They Must?. We’re delighted to welcome Yanis Varoufakis to ILFDublin again, to discuss his urgent, visionary work.

 In conversation with journalist and broadcaster Aine Lawlor.

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