'Elected politicians have little power; Wall Street and a network of hedge funds, billionaires and media owners have the real power, and the art of being in politics is to recognise this as a fact of life and achieve what you can without disrupting the system. That was the offer. Varoufakis not only rejected it – by describing it in frank detail now, he is arming us against the stupidity of the left’s occasional fantasies that the system built by neoliberalism can somehow bend or compromise to our desire for social justice. In this book, then, Varoufakis gives one of the most accurate and detailed descriptions of modern power ever written..'
NB: “The key to such power networks is exclusion and opacity” The criminal core of modern capitalism needs to be studied without blinkers. And I am no apologist for the crimes committed in the name of socialism.. DS
Boom or bust time for critical thinking? A Conversation with Richard Heinberg
World's 85 richest people own nearly half of global wealth // World's rich threaten democracy