Imagine it is 2025. Years earlier, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, a global uprising has birthed a post-Capitalist world in which democracy, equality and justice are truly served.
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 liberal ex-banker, a radical feminist and a maverick technologist - we see what would be needed to forge such a world, one without commercial banks or stock markets, where companies are collectively owned and housing and income are guaranteed, but also at what cost.
How to balance freedom with fairness? How to generate wealth while protecting the planet? How to encourage the best of humanity without unleashing the worst?
As radical in its form as in its vision, Another Now blends Platonic dialogue with speculative fiction to show how our answers to these questions shape our society, while helping us confront the one question that underpins them all: how far are we willing to go in pursuit of our ideals?
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
One of the most accurate and detailed descriptions of modern power ever written
Superbly written … he was – and is – right
An important, terrifying must-read … Varoufakis has the greatest political virtues of all: courage and honesty
Utterly accessibly, deeply humane and startlingly original
One of my few heroes
The most interesting man in the world
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