Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism (Paperback)
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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism (Paperback)

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Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for March 2019

'Why is there so much inequality?' Xenia asks her father, the world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis.

Drawing on memories of her childhood and a variety of well-known tales - from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix - Varoufakis explains everything you need to know in order to understand why economics is the most important drama of our times.

In answering his daughter's deceptively simple questions, Varoufakis disentangles our troubling world with remarkable clarity, while inspiring us to make it a better one. 

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784705756
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


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'If you're Left-wing, or even if you have doubts about market economies, you'll love his arguments because they're so easy to understand. If you're on the Right, you'll have a very clear idea of how your cleverest opponents think ... Varoufakis tells all this with exemplary verve... It's great fun to read ... Varoufakis has started a debate here, and he's done it brilliantly.' - The Evening Standard 

'It's great fun to read... Varoufakis has started a debate here, and he's done it brilliantly.' - The Evening Standard

'Utterly accessible, deeply humane and startlingly original - a potent democratic tool at the perfect time.' - Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough

'A provocative, challenging, yet non-patronising analysis of the global economy: what it is, how it came to be and why it can never be apolitical. By using ancient myths, contemporary culture and family stories, Varoufakis makes the text intimate and accessible.' - Nigel Jones, Observer

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“Clever little books for all”

I love books like this! Gorgeous, intelligent little books that take important concepts and whittle them down into a format and length everyone can engage in. it's not intimidating, it's just someone with... More

“Would read again”

I would read this book a second time so that I didn't miss anything. It answered all the questions I didn't know I should be asking but in an idiot-proof way. An approachable introduction to trade and...

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“How our world works.”

Varoufakis is a teacher and it shows in this highly praised explanation of the modern economy. The book covers the development of the current market system, with the role of banks, the state and debt all explored. It... More

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