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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yanis Varoufakis: maverick economist with Greece’s fate in his hands

Confrontational Greek Australian MP assumes government’s most sensitive post ready for a fight with Europe over austerityYanis Varoufakis, Greece’s new finance minister, has been described variously as maverick, brilliant, visionary and self-obsessed. The 53-year-old economist, who has flourished on the back of intensive commentary on Europe’s financial crisis – delivered through blogs, tweets, lectures and books – is no stranger to controversy.Of all the economists who have united around Alexis Tsipras, the country’s new far left leader, he is by far the most confrontational. The terms attached to the bailout programmes propping up the Greek economy are tantamount to “fiscal waterboarding” he says. But he has Tsipras’s ear. Continue reading...