It doesn't have to be this way
With Yanis Varoufakis moderated by Scott Ludlam.
Presented at Antidote, 5 September 2021, 4pm AEST
So many facets of our current financial system are unsound - it's time to imagine something new. Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece, shares theories and hopes for a new world.
From the GFC to global warming to the global pandemic, the world economy and environment has suffered some major knocks. Governments around the world are reluctant to make the sorts of major reforms that many are calling for. In the meantime, corporate tax evasion is rampant, public health and education are being stripped of resources, environmental targets are being ignored or not met, our reliance on cheap labour is exploiting our most vulnerable, and societies are becoming more unequal.
So what do we do about it? What radical new ideas can turn us towards a better future? Watch these two great minds grapple with the problems that will make or break our future.