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Dispatches from an Alternative Present

Yanis Varoufakis

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Bodley Head
15 September 2020
Social discrimination; Political science & theory; Political structure & processes; Economics & Business; Economic theory & philosophy; Political economy
What would a fair and equal society look like? The world-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis presents his radical and subversive answer.Imagine it is 2025. Years earlier, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, a global hi-tech uprising has birthed a post-capitalist world in which work, money, land, digital networks and politics have been truly democratised.In a thought-experiment of startling originality, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis offers a glimpse of this alternative reality. Through the eyes of three characters - a libertarian ex-banker, a Marxist-feminist and a maverick technologist - we see the genesis of a world without commercial banks or stock markets, where companies are owned equally by all staff, basic income is guaranteed, global imbalances and climate change cancel each other out, and housing is socialised.Is a liberal socialism feasible? Can prosperity grow without costing the Earth? Are we able to build the good society, despite our flaws?As radical in its form as in its vision, Another Now blends Platonic dialogue with speculative fiction to show that there is an alternative to capitalism, while also confronting us with the greatest question- how far are we willing to go to bring it about?
By:   Yanis Varoufakis
Imprint:   Bodley Head
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   249g
ISBN:   9781847925640
ISBN 10:   1847925642
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   15 September 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and the author of a memoir, Adults in the Room, and a history, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, which reveal and explain the catastrophic mishandling of Europe since the financial crisis. Both were number one bestsellers. His latest bestseller is Talking To My Daughter About the Economy- A Brief History of Capitalism. Born in Athens in 1961, Yanis Varoufakis was for many years a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered government and is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Since resigning from Greece's finance ministry he has co-founded an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe and speaks to audiences of thousands worldwide. yanisvaroufakis.eu / @yanisvaroufakis

Reviews for Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present

One of the most accurate and detailed descriptions of modern power ever written -- Paul Mason (on Adults in the Room) The reason Varoufakis seems to have captured the imaginations of so many is that his words about the European crisis speak universal truths about democracy, capitalism and social policy * Guardian * Another Now is not only a marvellously good read - it is a notable addition to the literature of social change * The Wire * I am enjoying Yanis Varoufakis's Another Now. The way we live is not inevitable -- Jeannette Winterson There is something exciting, even invigorating, about envisioning this world alongside Varoufakis ... one finishes Another Now buzzing with a sense of possibility * The Monthly *


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