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Därför avgår Varoufakis

Hans finansministerkollegor i EU har blivit irriterad på honom. Han har nämligen använt dyrbar förhandlingstid till att förklara för dem att åtstramning inte leder till tillväxt och att s.k. strukturreformer, som höjning av momsen på elström, inte heller fixar Greklands ekonomi.

Varoufakis har, till skillnad från t ex Gunnar Hökmark, inte hållit sig inom EU:s åsiktskorridor.

The second error of the Yes campaign was a failure to explain how the bailout programme could work economically. 
This is not a debate between Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the kind that keeps us endlessly busy on these pages. 

The Greek referendum united economists with very diverse views of how the world works, including Paul Krugman, Jeffrey Sachs and Hans-Werner Sinn. 

There is no reputable economic theory according to which an economy that has experienced an eight-year-long depression requires a new round of austerity to bring about economic adjustment.

Wolfgang Münchau


“Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today,” he wrotein a blogpost, explaining his resignation.

Europe suffers biggest bloody nose since failed French and Dutch referenda a decade ago in Greek landslide revolt


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An Oxford-educated economist, Mr Tsakalotos has much in common with the political elite of Westminster, studying politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) as an undergraduate before completing his PhD in economics at Oxford in 1989.
The 55-year-old, who was born in Rotterdam, currently serves as the chief economic spokesman and effective shadow finance minister for the Syriza-led government.


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