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Feb 13, 2024 | ISBN 9781685891244

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“Blending intellectual memoir, history, and economic and technological history, Varoufakis creates an intimate atmosphere that is a genuine pleasure to read … It’s hard to read this book and deny its power … illuminating.” The Washington Post

“Throughout, Varoufakis’s exuberant prose amuses. Readers who feel burned out by intrusive apps, relentless advertising, and inexorable algorithms will revel in this fiery complaint.” – Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

“The rare economist to hit international bestseller lists, Varoufakis is known for his left-of-center political positions and outspoken statements while serving as Greece’s finance minister. His newest book argues that capitalism is over; its sinister replacement, he writes, has emerged in the form of Big Tech, which has single-handedly taken control of most of global society. Unsurprisingly, Varoufakis isn’t a fan of the new order.” —Bloomberg News

“Engaging prose. Varoufakis’s talent for explaining economic developments in accessible language shines throughout…convincing and enlightening. We all should and we can be grateful to have a comrade like [Varoufakis].”  —Jacobin

“[Varoufakis has] a talent for synthesizing complex economic issues. The narrative is entertaining, and the author’s arguments are sure to be popular among economic theorists and students.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This sort of macroeconomic musing on capitalism’s succession is worth taking seriously, for it pushes the reader to ask whether we’re observing business as usual or something else—and what business as usual even means. In particular, by tying capitalism’s development to the evolution of the internet and the computer, ” – The Washington Free Beacon

“The main virtue of Varoufakis’s book is that it poses the problem of global digitally mediated value. This by itself is illuminating, whether we adopt the term ‘technofeudalism’ or not.” – Front Porch Republic

Varoufakis’s core point, that capitalism will change as technology does, is surely right, and essential
“Few finance ministers have such a talent for economics as Yanis Varoufakis.” — Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist

“An outstanding economist and political analyst.” — Noam Chomsky

“What if capitalism died and no one noticed — not even the capitalists? Digital platforms usurped capitalism and installed something far worse. This book is an urgent demand to seize the means of computation.” — Cory Doctorow

“The Thucydides of our time.” — Jeffrey Sachs

“An important new book that describes what is happening in terms of an epochal, once-in-a-millennium shift … In Varoufakis’s telling, this isn’t just new technology. This is the world grappling with an entirely new economic system and therefore political power.” — Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer (London)

Arresting … an ambitious thinker and a lively writer … Varoufakis is right that we are in thrall to digital platforms, who hold our data hostage and prevent us from switching to “a competing cloud fief” ― The Times (London)

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