Yannis Varoufakis: The Greek economy is finished …. This is our Great Depression

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast: 18/06/2012

Reporter: Leigh Sales

With a pro-bailout and pro-austerity party claiming victory in the Greek election, economist Yanis Varoufakis joins us from Athens to reflect on what the result means for the economy and the Eurozone.


LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Joining us now from Athens is the Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis.

The obvious question is: what happens now?

YANIS VAROUFAKIS, ECONOMICS, ATHENS UNIVERSITY: Well, the derailment of the train that is the eurozone, which started with Greece and then other carriages started leaving the tracks sequentially – Ireland, Portugal, now Spain – is continuing. And yesterday’s vote is not going to change that at all. All exuberance and celebrations are completely and utterly misplaced. I’m afraid that the eurozone and Συνέχεια

Τι κάνουμε; Πρόταση για την έξοδο από την κρίση

Ο Χαρίλαος Τρικούπης και ο Θεόδωρος Δηληγιάννης

Στην ελληνική πολιτική σκηνή του τέλους του 19ου αιώνα, ο Θεόδωρος Δηληγιάννης, αρχηγός του τότε Εθνικού κόμματος, απόγονος κοτζαμπάσηδων και κλασικός εκπρόσωπος της πολιτικής φαυλότητας, αντιπολιτευόταν με πάθος το μεγάλο πολιτικό ηγέτη Χαρίλαο Τρικούπη. Όταν ο τελευταίος, ο οποίος το 1893 υποχρεώθηκε να πει το ιστορικό «δυστυχώς επτωχεύσαμεν», τον ρώτησε «τελικά, ποια είναι η δική σας πολιτική κύριε Δηληγιάννη», εκείνος του απάντησε : « Η πολιτική μου είναι ακριβώς η αντίθετη της ιδικής σας κύριε Τρικούπη»!

Ο οξύς καταγγελτικός λόγος, η αντίθεση στη θέση χωρίς θέση, υπήρξε πάντοτε γνωστό υποπροϊόν του πολιτικού λαϊκισμού και της ανευθυνότητας. Η έλλειψη πολιτικής πλατφόρμας, η αοριστολογία, η αντιφατικότητα, είναι συχνό φαινόμενο, ιδιαίτερα σε περιόδους κρίσεων και μάλιστα σε χώρες με έντονο κοινωνικό παρορμητισμό και ευκολοπιστία όπως η δική μας. Βολεύει την πολιτική πατρονία και ανακολουθία πονηρών πολιτευτών που οσφυοκάμπτουν πρόθυμα στους ισχυρούς της παραεξουσίας, εγχώριας και διεθνούς. Οφείλεται επιπλέον σε σύγχυση ιδεών, πείσματος, ανεπάρκεια γνώσεων, πείρας και πολιτικού οράματος.  Στην εκ του πονηρού στάση, να μην γίνονται Συνέχεια

Boycott Pepsi Over Use of Aborted Fetuses?

LARGO, FL —  In a shocking decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission ruled that PepsiCo’s use of aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under «ordinary business operations.»

The letter signed by Attorney Brian Pitko of the SEC Office of Chief Counsel was sent in response to a 36-page document submitted by PepsiCo attorneys in January, 2012. In that filing, PepsiCo pleaded with the SEC to reject the Shareholder’s Resolution filed in October 2011 that the company «adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements.»

PepsiCo lead attorney George A. Schieren noted that the resolution should be excluded because it «deals Συνέχεια

Our friends from Goldman Sachs…

PE Sanchez

Mario Monti, Lucas Papademos and Mario Draghi have something in common: they have all worked for the American investment bank. This is not a coincidence, but evidence of a strategy to exert influence that has perhaps already reached its limits.

Marc Roche

Serious and competent, they weigh up the pros and cons and study all of the documents before giving an opinion. They have a fondness for economics, but these luminaries who enter into the temple only after a long and meticulous recruitment process prefer to remain discreet.

Collectively they form an entity that is part pressure group, part fraternal association for the collection of information, and part mutual aid network. They are the craftsmen, masters and grandmasters whose mission is «to spread the truth acquired in the lodge to the rest of the world.»

According to its detractors, the European network of influence woven by American bank Goldman Sachs (GS) functions like a freemasonry. To diverse degrees, the new European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi, the newly designated Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti, and the freshly appointed Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos are totemic figures in this carefully constructed web. Συνέχεια