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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism – Yanis Varoufakis
Non-fiction / 7th September 2019

Introduction Talking to My Daughter About the Economy is a book about economics and the causes of inequality in the world. The author’s daughter poses a question of “Why is there so much inequality?” and this triggers the birth of this book. The author aims to urge the readers to take the economy in their own hands in order to attain an authentic democracy and a good society. Author Yanis Varoufakis was a professor of economics in a few universities at different parts of the world. In 2015, he was appointed as the finance minister of Greece when the country is embroiled in the government-debt crisis. Nonetheless, he quit after 7 months in office when the negotiation with the European troika failed. He has also authored a few other books related to economics. Content Talking to My Daughter About the Economy contains 8 chapters with a prologue and an epilogue. The first chapter is Why so Much Inequality? It is followed by The Birth of Market Society. The third chapter is The Marriage of Debt and Profit. The Black Magic of Banking is the fourth chapter. The ensuing chapters are Two Oedipal Markets, Haunted Machines and The Dangerous Fantasy of…