Yanis Varoufakis on Bringing Down the Bankers

The fight against climate breakdown requires us to bring down the bankers and the oligarchs, says Yanis Varoufakis explains in an extended interview from Planet B: Everything Must Change.

Speaking to Dalia Gebrial, the Greek politician and economist argues that we have run out of time to tax the rich, and calls on younger generations to build popular support for a Green New Deal.

The former finance minister also explores some of the climate-mitigating policies that could theoretically be enacted by the International Monetary Fund – and explains why the IMF will never go through with any of them.

An extract from this interview appears in Planet B: Infrastructure, the third episode of a podcast series made in partnership with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.

Subscribe to Novara’s podcast feed to keep up with all Planet B episodes and interviews in the weeks leading up to the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow (COP26).

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