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#106: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Capitalism – Yanis Varoufakis

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#106: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Capitalism – Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis is an economist and politician.

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Topics discussed

  • Utopia. 4:46
  • The Sovereignty of Good. 9:14
  • Has capitalism enabled people to pursue higher goods? 12:38
  • What is capitalism? 16:08
  • Monopolies. 23:19
  • The problem with capitalism. 28:54
  • Are workers robots or autonomous souls? 34:40
  • Is capitalism making us happier? 54:30
  • Milton Friedman’s 1970 article on profit maximisation. 1:02:41
  • What is Yanis’s alternative to capitalism? 1:09:12
  • Should change be brought about through revolution or incrementalism? 1:26:08