The idea that we are entering an era of techno-feudalism that will be worse than capitalism is chilling and controversial. We asked former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to elucidate this idea, explain how we got here, and map out some alternatives.

  • @PoliticalCustard
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    53 months ago

    I’ve been seeing Yanis pop up a bit more recently, seems like he’s selling a book. Not complaining, could be good. I will give it a read and see if this really is a “new thing” or a new label stuck on an old thing.

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      3 months ago

      I am deeply distrustful of the guy just coming out of nowhere and getting so big so quick. Something’s not quite right with that.

      Give it a year I’ll bet they’ll be involved in some nasty shit. If not, I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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        3 months ago

        I don’t think he’s coming out of nowhere, he became well known in left circles in Europe when he became the Greek Finance Minister in 2015 (for the left-wing Syriza party) and attempted to defend Greece against predatory European lenders. He’s written several books and has taught at many universities.

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          13 months ago

          Oh okay, I just know them as the guy who keeps showing up in youtube videos, didn’t realize he had a history outside of that.