Introduction to Pluralism in Economics - From an Economics-without-Capitalism to Markets-without-Capitalism

Yanis Varouvakis
Universität Tübingen, Rethinking Economics, 2020
Level: beginner
Topic: Capitalism, introductory courses, mainstream critique, philosophy of science
Format: Lecture
Duration: 01:30:42
Link: https://timms.uni-tuebingen.de/tp/UT_20200203_001_rethinkeco_0001

Prof. Yanis Varoufakis talks in this introductory lecture about the future of our economy and the current state of economics with special regard to pluralism in economics.

Mainstream economic models lack some important features of really-existing capitalism, including money, time and space. Its models offer ideological cover for a capitalist system that has usurped competitive, free markets. The result? Unbearable inequality, climate catastrophe and permanent stagnation. A fork on the road is approaching: It will take us either into deeper stagnation and environmental degradation or to a society with markets but no capitalism.


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Ce projet est le fruit du travail des membres du réseau international pour le pluralisme en économie, dans la sphère germanophone (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.) et dans la sphère francophone (Rethinking Economics Switzerland / Rethinking Economics Belgium / PEPS-Économie France). Nous sommes fortement attachés à notre indépendance et à notre diversité et vos dons permettent de le rester ! 

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