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A number one Sunday Times best seller transformed into an illuminating, dynamic audiobook.
What happens when you take on the establishment? In Adults in the Room, renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth.
After being swept into power with the leftwing Syriza party, Varoufakis attempts to renegotiate Greece's relationship with the EU - and sparks a spectacular battle with global implications. Varoufakis' new position sends him ricocheting between mass demonstrations in Athens, closed-door negotiations in drab EU and IMF offices, and furtive meetings with power brokers in Washington, DC. He consults and quarrels with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Christine Legarde, the economists Larry Summers and Jeffrey Sachs, and others as he struggles to relieve Greece's debt crisis without resorting to punishing austerity measures. But, despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of Varoufakis' arguments, he succeeds only in provoking the fury of Europe's elite.
Varoufakis' unvarnished memoir is an urgent 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. Adults in the Room is an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion, and betrayal that will shake the global establishment to its foundations.
A must-listen for anyone interested in current events and the delicate web of global economics.
©2017 Yanis Varoufakis (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Leighton Pugh narrates this work as if it were an unsolved mystery...In a voice of nuanced emotion, Pugh creates muted characters to paint a vivid picture of what the author was up against as he tried to save his country." ( AudioFile Magazine)
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By Scott on 01-21-18

A critically important expose of the forces - actors, mindsets and tactics - that now rule.

By detailing a moment-to-moment chronical of his battle with the European and U.S. ruling, financial and political establishment, Yanis Varoufakis reveals not only the role and motivations of those setting policy, but also of their henchmen (& women). This is a valuable and timely expose of the moral and practical bankruptcy of that establishment which also points a way forward for a true people’s democracy - in the face of rising economic devastation and xenophobic nationalism. A must-read for those favoring democracy or opposing fascism. Quite an amazing contribution.

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By Irfan A Baloch on 01-19-18

Yanis speaks for us.

A brilliant book to understand the inner workings of Europe’s most powerful institutions scheming to enslave entire populations.

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