Yanis Varoufakis at The Standard Club in Chicago
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Join Nation Books author Yanis Varoufakis at the Standard Club in Chicago as he presents "Europe and the Austerity Fallacy," hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Varoufakis will discuss his new book And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future.

The former Greek finance minister argues that the European Union is a house of cards threatening regional stability and global prosperity. The flawed architecture of the EU’s institutions, which struggled to develop an effective or coordinated response to the Eurozone crisis, has never been addressed. Rather than reforming governance or enhancing democracy, Varoufakis contends that Europe’s leaders defended the status quo, while administering a punishing course of austerity on the EU’s weaker members. As a result, he believes, Europe will continue to see rising inequality and extremism, while remaining wholly unprepared for the next crisis. What are the key lessons from the Eurozone crisis? And what can global leaders and citizens do to build a more just, democratic, and sustainable economic system?

Yanis Varoufakis's new book will be available for purchase and signing at the program from the Book Cellar.

To learn more or purchase tickets visit The Chicago Council's event page.

Start: April 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM0
End: April 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM1
Where: The Standard Club
320 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60604