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  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781847925640
  • Imprint: Bodley Head
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

Another Now

Dispatches from an Alternative Present




The world-renowned economist and bestselling author presents his radical and subversive vision of the good society

What would a fair and equal society look like? The world-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis presents his radical and subversive answer.

Imagine it is 2025. Years earlier, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, a global hi-tech uprising has birthed a post-capitalist world in which work, money, land, digital networks and politics have been truly democratised.

In a thought-experiment of startling originality, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis offers a glimpse of this alternative reality. Through the eyes of three characters - a libertarian ex-banker, a Marxist-feminist and a maverick technologist - we see the genesis of a world without commercial banks or stock markets, where companies are owned equally by all staff, basic income is guaranteed, global imbalances and climate change cancel each other out, and housing is socialised.

Is a liberal socialism feasible? Can prosperity grow without costing the Earth? Are we able to build the good society, despite our flaws?

As radical in its form as in its vision, Another Now blends Platonic dialogue with speculative fiction to show that there is an alternative to capitalism, while also confronting us with the greatest question: how far are we willing to go to bring it about?

  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781847925640
  • Imprint: Bodley Head
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and the author of a memoir, Adults in the Room, and a history,And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, which reveal and explain the catastrophic mishandling of Europe since the financial crisis. Both were number one bestsellers. His latest bestseller is Talking To My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism. Born in Athens in 1961, Yanis Varoufakis was for many years a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered government and is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Since resigning from Greece's finance ministry he has co-founded an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe and speaks to audiences of thousands worldwide.

yanisvaroufakis.eu / @yanisvaroufakis

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Praise for Another Now

The reason Varoufakis seems to have captured the imaginations of so many is that his words about the European crisis speak universal truths about democracy, capitalism and social policy

Guardian

One of my few heroes

Slavoj Zizek

The most interesting man in the world

Business Insider

I am enjoying Yanis Varoufakis's Another Now. The way we live is not inevitable

Jeanette Winterson

Another Now is not only a marvellously good read - it is a notable addition to the literature of social change

The Wire

There is something exciting, even invigorating, about envisioning this world alongside Varoufakis ... one finishes Another Now buzzing with a sense of possibility

The Monthly

I've absolutely loved reading [Another Now] ... the second I started reading it, it surprised and intrigued me

Matthew Taylor, RSA

I could not recommend this more. If you're looking for a sense of optimism, a sense of political possibility, this book is very important

Owen Jones

Another Now is structurally, ideologically and linguistically an extraordinary work

Zoe Williams

Combining a provocative thought-experiment with a deeply original sci-fi narrative, this book is both visionary in its search for new possibilities and realistic in its embrace of the complexities of our human nature

Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar-winning Director of Roma and Gravity

A landmark work ... A vision of a new society with new ways of thinking is possibly the most important thing an artist can offer at the moment

Brian Eno

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