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Yanis Varoufakis in TED talks: Capitalism will eat democracy – unless we speak up!

26 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

TED: Yanis Varoufakis thinks we need a radically new way of thinking about the economy, finance and capitalism.
 

“Have you wondered why politicians aren’t what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says that it’s because you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy.”
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The Meles Zenawi I Knew – Journalist Barry Malone

24 Aug

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Ethiopia’s late dictator was a complex and sophisticated leader — a self-taught ex-guerrilla who brought his people economic growth and repression.

I once asked Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died on Aug. 20 from an unspecified illness at age 57, whether he was a dictator. He grinned and then, stopping, just looked at me.

Nervously, I did what a journalist should never do, and filled the silence.

“A lot of people call you that,” I said.

Read the full article from Foreign Policy
 

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