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Is Capitalism Compatible With Democracy?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Democracy On Trial

About Yanis Varoufakis's TED Talk

Yanis Varoufakis proposes a provocative idea: democracy is not compatible with capitalism. He argues corporations have gained too much control and advocates for an "authentic democracy."

About Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis teaches economic theory at the University of Athens. He is the former Minister of Finance of Greece.

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