Yanis Varoufakis

Economist, former Greek finance minister, politician and author



Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism
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Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism
About Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis is an author, academic economist, parliamentarian, political leader, and Greece’s former Finance Minister. He currently leads MeRA25 in Greece and is co-founder of the paneuropean movement DiEM25 as well as the Progressive International.

An academic economist who served as Greece’s Finance Minister in 2015, Varoufakis is the author of best-selling books including Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism, Another Now, Adults in the Room, Talking to My Daughter, and And the Weak Suffer What They Must? The Global Minotaur.


In Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism (Melville House, 2023), Yanis Varoufakis argues that capitalism is dead and a new economic era has begun.

Insane sums of money that were supposed to re-float our economies in the wake of the financial crisis and the pandemic have ended up supercharging big tech’s hold over every aspect of the economy. Capitalism’s twin pillars—markets and profit—have been replaced with big tech’s platforms and rents. Meanwhile, with every click and scroll, we labor like serfs to increase its power. Welcome to technofeudalism.

Drawing on stories from Greek myth and pop culture, from Homer to Mad Men, Varoufakis explains this revolutionary transformation: how it enslaves our minds, how it rewrites the rules of global power, and ultimately what it will take to overthrow it.