My Friend Yanis, The Greek Minister Of Finance

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I first met Yanis Varo­ufakis when he was a senior lec­tur­er (the 3rdstep in the 5‑tiered Aus­tralian sys­tem, equiv­a­lent to a Pro­fes­sor in the USA) at Syd­ney Uni­ver­si­ty in the late 1980s, and I was a tutor (the 1st step) at the Uni­ver­si­ty of New South Wales. We’ve been friends ever since, and now he has become glob­al­ly promi­nent as the Finance Min­is­ter of the most trou­bled and high pro­file econ­o­my on the plan­et, Greece.

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About Steve Keen

I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.