Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and the author of several international bestselling books, including And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability and Adults In the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment. Talking To My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism (forthcoming) explains through vivid stories and easily graspable concepts what economics actually is and why it is so dangerous in the form of a letter to his teenage daughter. 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.
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