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What would a fair and equal society actually 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?
(C) Yanis Varoufakis 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
Combining a provocative thought-experiment with a deeply original sci-fi narrative, this book is both visionary in its search for new possibilities and realistic in its embrace of the complexities of our human nature
A landmark work ... A vision of a new society with new ways of thinking is possibly the most important thing an artist can offer at the moment
I could not recommend this more. If you're looking for a sense of optimism, a sense of political possibility, this book is very important
There is something exciting, even invigorating, about envisioning this world alongside Varoufakis ... one finishes Another Now buzzing with a sense of possibility
Another Now is structurally, ideologically and linguistically an extraordinary work
We're taking you to Greece in this month's podcast and also on another journey through time.
Yanis Varoufakis joins us for a special episode of the Vintage podcast to discuss Brexit, the EU, and what we can do as citizens in the face of hopelessness