What happens when you take on the establishment? In Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis, the renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece, gives the full account of his clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth. Enlivened by unvarnished accounts of closed-door meetings and encounters with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, and others, Varoufakis's memoir recounts his urgent struggle to relieve Greece's debt crisis without resorting to austerity. The result is a stark warning that the economic policies once embraced by the EU and the White House have failed-and spawned authoritarianism, populist revolt, and instability throughout the Western world. Book jacket.
Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and the cofounder of an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, that is campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe. He is the author of And the Weak Suffer What They Must? and The Global Minotaur . After teaching for many years in the United States, Britain, and Australia, he is currently a professor of economics at the University of Athens.