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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Yanis Varoufakis Australian speaking tour March 2024

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Yanis Varoufakis, visionary economist and former Finance Minister of Greece, is touring Australia discussing ‘Technofeudalism’, his boldest and most far-reaching book yet, in which he argues that capitalism is dead and that a new economic era has begun.

Varoufakis is visiting Australia as a guest of the Australia Institute in 2024 to mark the Australia Institute’s 30th anniversary and help celebrate 30 years of big ideas.

Key dates:

  • Adelaide Writers’ Week
    • In conversation with Senator Barbara Pocock, 1.15pm Saturday 2 March
    • Straight Talk panel with Richard Denniss, Tom Keneally and Joelle Gergis, 9.30am Sunday 3 March
  • Melbourne
    • Melbourne Town Hall, 6.30pm Wednesday 6 March
  • Sydney
    • State Library of NSW, 6.30pm Tuesday 12 March
  • Canberra
    • National Press Club of Australia, 12.30pm Wednesday 13 March

“The chief irony of our times is that a historic mutation of capital, cloud capital, has replaced capitalism with something far worse: technofeudalism,” said Yanis Varoufakis, renowned economist, former finance minister of Greece, and author of new book Technofeudalism.

“It explains our collective conundrum: from the Europe’s deindustrialisation, the death of social democracy and the demise of the liberal individual, to the New Cold War. While private equity asset-strip all physical wealth around us, cloud capital goes about the business of asset-stripping our brains. To own our minds individually, we must own cloud capital collectively.”

“Yanis Varoufakis is not only one of the world’s leading intellectuals his unique ability to simultaneously highlight the flaws in modern economics and engage people in conversations about solutions is just the tonic Australian public debate needs,” said Dr Richard Denniss, executive director of the Australia Institute.

“The Australia Institute is delighted to host such a guest at such an important time in Australia’s economic policy debates. We are thrilled Yanis Varoufakis accepted the Australia Institute’s invitation to help mark our 30 years of big ideas.”

The Australia Institute is inviting some of the world’s leading thinkers to Australia in 2024 to mark our 30th anniversary and celebrate 30 years of big ideas, and is delighted to host Yanis Varoufakis as part of these celebrations.

Contact details:

Luciana Lawe Davies
0457 974 636

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