Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Full transcript of the Yanis Varoufakis | Noam Chomsky NYPL discussion

Insightful and enlightening commentary on the real workings of the EU from the visionary economist Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece.

Yanis Varoufakis

The full transcript of my discussion with Noam Chomsky at the New York Public Library (26th April 2016) was just sent to me by Kelly Patrick Gerling. I thank him profusely. Here it is, just below the video window

April 26, 2016, LIVE from the New York Public Library, http://ift.tt/29kqLJUCeleste Bartos Forum

YANIS VAROUFAKIS: Good evening, we don't have anyone to introduce us, so I've been asked to kick off by saying firstly that isn't this wonderful that we are all here just to subvert the notion that nothing good can come out of the public sector? (laughter) Noam.

NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, the fact that I'm here, barely, actually has a relationship to that comment. I came from Boston, my wife and I came from Boston, it took seven hours, and any society that hasn't been smashed by neoliberal policies of the kind you describe, it would have taken maybe an hour…

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