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Episode 978

Debtor's Prism

Nov 20 2017

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Yanis Varoufakis

The disintegration has already begun: Austerity politics at the end of Europe.

Economist and former Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis connects the Western establishment's authoritarian, incompetent financial policies to the rise of the far right and the splintering of Europe, and sees a much larger crisis - of capitalism's contradictions and the political class's ideological bankruptcy - on the horizon, drawing closer. 

Yanis is author of Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment from MacMillan.



Brian Mier

A coup doesn't happen overnight: Capital's class war in Brazil.

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier examines the Brazilian corporate media's role in capital's class war, and new evidence indicating capital's collusion in the country's 2016 coup - from the opposition government's destabilizing of the economy ahead of Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, to US and petroleum industry influence over Brazil's post-coup privatization scheme.

Brian recently wrote the article The State of the Brazilian Left: Analysis from an American in Brazil for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.