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And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability

And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability

作者 : Yanis Varoufakis

出版社 : VINTAGE UK

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被《每日電訊報》稱為「歐洲反樽節起義的新興搖滾巨星」的希臘前財政部長雅尼斯.瓦魯法克斯 (Yanis Varoufakis),汲取與歐元區財政家的談判經驗,以新的角度帶領讀者看歐洲財政危機。

「瓦魯法克斯先生常用深思熟慮與戲劇性的口吻說話,能激發強烈的反應。」--《紐約時報》

「很少有財政部長擁有像雅尼斯.瓦魯法克斯對於經濟的天分。」--諾貝爾經濟學獎得主約瑟夫.史迪格里茲 (Joseph Stiglitz)

大規模的戰爭為歐洲的完整性與精神而發動。然而,理性與人文主義漸漸敗給不斷增長的不理性、服從權威與惡意,它們鼓吹不平等與樽節的經濟措施。整個世界,在為了達成理性、自由、民主與人文的勝利中都有份。

2008年,當華爾街的危機引爆時,破產銀行與國家的死亡擁抱吞噬了歐洲。超過一半的國家經濟崩潰,而其他國家則是幾乎到達崩潰的臨界點。但風暴的結束,仍早得很……

2015年一月,經濟學教授雅尼斯.瓦魯法克斯在希臘國會贏得最高票數,隨即被指派為財政部長。在接下來的五個月,他所警告的所有事情,包括歐元的問題設計面臨的危險、歐盟短視的樽節政策、財經化的裙帶資本主義 (crony capitalism)、美國的共謀與崛起的權威服從趨勢,在「三巨頭」(歐洲中央銀行、國際貨幣基金組織與歐洲執行委員會)拒絕和他為解決希臘經濟危機所作的努力合作時,都應驗了。

作者從第二次世界大戰的餘波至今娓娓道來,為什麼歐元區的形成,並不是共享繁榮的路途,而是充滿債務的金字塔陰謀,像希臘、愛爾蘭、葡萄牙與西班牙的國家則位於底層。它悲哀的設計,早就確信崩解的無可避免與災難性。但自從危機降臨,歐洲的領導者們選擇了混合更多債務與嚴峻樽節政策,而不是改革,確保最脆弱國家中的最脆弱公民們,為銀行家的過錯付出代價,對於阻止下一次的崩解,卻什麼也沒做。對於在嚴重經濟蕭條中受苦的人們而言,嚴峻的樽節原則,引發了種族極端主義的出現。再一次的,歐洲嚴重威脅國際穩定性。

瓦魯法克斯以新的角度,帶領讀者窺看歐洲危機,以及美國在其中扮演的主要角色。他提出與樽節政策相抗衡的最終解決方案,包括為歐洲提出解決危機的必要具體政策,以避免將危機的影響傳染至美國、中國,以及世界的其他地區。他以熱情、知識與不時的幽默,警告被危機所支配與高度不理性的歐元區的崩潰,應該不計任何代價的避免,也是有能力避免的。

瓦魯法克斯汲取與歐元區財政家的談判經驗,提出具體的政策與替代性解決方案,他帶領我們回顧歷史,以將歐洲從資本主義手中拯救出來。


The crisis in Europe is not over, it's getting worse. In this dramatic narrative of Europe’s economic rise and spectacular fall, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, ‘the emerging rock star of Europe’s anti-austerity uprising’ (Telegraph), shows that the origins of the collapse go far deeper than our leaders are prepared to admit – and that we have done nothing so far to fix them.

In 2008, the universe of Western finance outgrew planet Earth. When Wall Street imploded, a death embrace between insolvent banks and bankrupt states consumed Europe. Half a dozen national economies imploded and several more came close. But the storm is far from over…

From the aftermath of the Second World War to the present, Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged not as route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt with countries such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain at its bottom. Its woeful design ensured that collapse would be inevitable and catastrophic. But since the hurricane landed Europe’s leaders have chosen a cocktail of more debt and harsh austerity rather than reform, ensuring that the weakest citizens of the weakest nations pay the price for the bankers’ mistakes, while doing nothing to prevent the next collapse. Instead, the principle of the greatest austerity for those suffering the greatest recessions has led to a resurgence of racist extremism. Once more, Europe is a potent threat to global stability.

Drawing on the personal experience of his own negotiations with the eurozone’s financiers and offering concrete policies and alternatives, Varoufakis shows how we concocted this mess and how we can get out of it. And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history in order to save European capitalism from itself.

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