Economist, author and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will be in Australia early next month as part of his speaking tour for his latest book Techno Feudalism What Killed Capitalism, organised by the Australia Institute.
Varoufakis will be headed to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, speaking at various events.
In Adelaide, as part of the Adelaide Writers Week, the bestselling author will be talking at two free events on Saturday March 2 and Sunday March 3, at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden.
First in a discussion about his book with Barbara Pocock, and then panel alongside Richard Denniss, Joëlle Gergis and Tom Keneally talking about the language used by politicians and commentators.
On Wednesday March 6, he’ll be in Melbourne, in conversation with Greg Jericho, chief economist for the Australia Institute and Centre for Future Work, and Emma Shortis, Senior Researcher in the Australia Institute’s International & Security Affairs Program.
This event, held at Melbourne Town Hall has since sold out.
The following week on Tuesday March 12, Varoufakis will be at the State Library of NSW in Sydney in conversation with Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director of the Australia Institute and Stephen Long, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor at the Australia Institute.
The co-founder of the international grassroots movement DiEM25 and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens will cap off his Australian tour at the National Press Club in the nation’s capital on Wednesday March 13.
A description of his book reads that:
“In his boldest and most far-reaching book yet, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis argues that capitalism is dead and a new economic era has begun.”
“Insane sums of money that were supposed to re-float our economies in the wake of the financial crisis and the pandemic have ended up supercharging big tech’s hold over every aspect of the economy.
“Capitalism’s twin pillars – markets and profit – have been replaced with big tech’s platforms and rents. Meanwhile, with every click and scroll, we labour like serfs to increase its power.”
Drawing on stories from Greek Myth and pop culture, from Homer to Mad Men, Varoufakis explains this revolutionary transformation: “how it enslaves our minds, how it rewrites the rules of global power and ultimately what it will take overthrow it.”
For more information and booking, visit the Australia Institute website.