George Varoufakis, 96 years old elite father of Yanis Veroufakis
Chairman of the Board of Directors at HALYVOURGIKI S.A. Shipping & Steel Empire
At one time for decades George Varoufakis, born in Cairo, father of Yanis, was one of the wealthiest shippers and steel tycoons of Greece during its economic boom decades throughout its heyday under vibrant industrial capitalism. His wife was very conservative (died in 2008), some say she was right wing, in her politics. Yanis was their only child who they spoiled immensely.
Yanis Veroufakis dumped his first Australian wife for an extravagantly rich “princess” of the Athens arts Danae Stratou, who also is from a very wealthy background. She met Yanis after his divorce at a swanky dinner party. They fell in love. Now he lives in Athens with Stratou and her two children (only child Yanis also had only one child, a daughter, with his first Australian wife).
His 2nd wife, Danae Stratou was born with a silver spoon and baby bottle plated with gold, just like little Yanis, and she was the inspiration for the 1995 hit song, COMMON PEOPLE. The song is a critique on those who were perceived as wanting to be "like common people" and who ascribe glamour to poverty. This phenomenon is often referred to as slumming or "class tourism". The song was written by the band members Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Russell Senior. Cocker had conceived the song after meeting a Greek art student (YANIS VEROUVAKIS later 2nd wife!) while studying at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (the college and the student feature in the lyrics). He came up with the tune on a Casiotone keyboard he had bought in a music store in Notting Hill, west London. Common People was typical Pulp – a biting satire of posh people ‘roughing it’ and acting like tourists by hanging with the "common people". Jarvis delivered his scathing putdown with glee, in an iconic music video featuring actress Sadie Frost as the posho on the receiving end of Jarvis' acid tongue."
Yanis Varoufakis' 2nd wife https://rosenfielddwc.com/site/article.php?tag=yanis-varoufakis%27-wife-2decd8
Yanis Varoufakis and his 2nd wife Danae Stratou. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife have been coming under fire for appearing in a photo spread that shows off their posh Athens home, with critics angry at their lavish lifestyle being put on public display at a time when the entire suffering nation is on the verge of bankruptcy. Celebrity Greek economist and politician Yanis Varoufakis, a kind of “leftist tourist” like his wife, has urged his home country to grant asylum to Maria Efimova, the former Pilatus Bank employee at the heart of the Egrant allegations. One evening in May or June 2015, when the battle with the troika had begun to hot up in earnest, Varoufakis and his elegant upper class wealthy wife took a friend out to dinner in a posh Athens restaurant while the masses protested against IMF “reforms” and trusted their Syriza movement not to let them down. The economist Yanis Varoufakis called for a one-day boycott of Amazon.com in a simple curtsy act of virtue-signaling, on Black Friday, as hungry Greek trade unionists, environmental activists, privacy campaigners and tax justice advocates plan coordinated actions against AMAZON's anti-union company’s sites and supply chain. Yanis Varoufakis described how he, his wife Danae, and their friend got ambushed while having a late dinner in Exarchia, a trendy neighborhood in Athens. See our fotos of the failed leftist heroes Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife Danae Stratou as they walked on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival for the premiere of the film “Adults in the Room,” together with director Costa-Gavras and the cast of the movie. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he and his wife, Danae, were attacked by a group of hooded anarchists while they dined in central Athens Tuesday night. (foto) His high society wife shields Greece's Varoufakis from anarchist attack at restaurant .......Ms Stratou’s father, Phaedon, was a wealthy industrialist and the family ran one of Greece’s biggest textile firms. Yanis Varoufakis wanted to study physics, but was forced to study economics. Once Yanis Varoufakis wife Danae Stratou was the subject of Pulp's 1996 satirical anti elite hit "Common People."
George Varoufakis, 96 years old elite father of Yanis Veroufakis
Chairman of the Board of Directors at HALYVOURGIKI S.A. Shipping & Steel Empire--------
TROIKA of modern "neocon" based global western economics:
--Christine Lagarde, IMF
--Gary Cohn, GOLDMAN SACHS
--William Dudley, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NY
He has long described himself as a 'Libertarian '. He was born in the .1% with a large silver serving spoon in his mouth and in a royal 24 carat gilded bed. His family (he is, by his father’s lineage, Greek-Egyptian) has owned and run one of the biggest and wealthiest shipping and steel industries in Greece (Halyvourgiki, Greece's biggest steel producer. His father was last check still at the age of 90, Chairman of Halyvourgiki's Board of Directors). He has lived outside of Greece longer than he has inside, his secondary education and university years were in Her Majesty’s Britain. He then traveled on to Australia to teach game theory, the mathematical study of decision-making and of conflict and strategy in social situations, and classical economics, for many years in Australia, as an Australian citizen. His PhD dissertation was in economics using mathematical game theory analysis of industrial strikes in UK/USA along with models of wage inflation. Game theory is based on a very unrealistic assumption that the motives of players are all fixed and they are all selfishly motivated, as is Varoufakis. Varoufakis is a darling of the free market enthusiasts at The Adam Smith Institute, and also publicly admired by Bloomberg media as "brilliant". His only political office held in his entire life was as secretary of the Black Students Alliance at the UK’s University of Essex (even though he’s white). Varoufakis has described himself as an "accidental economist". He is perhaps even more an accidental Center-Leftist. He has also described himself as an “erratic Marxist”, when perhaps he was pinpointing his loyalty to a cause as “erratic” at best. Why would a man like this give up a seemingly conservative successful past lifestyle, i.e. everything, to win a Syriza revolt on behalf of normal Greek people he has not even lived with for long? The American actor James Dean rode a motorcycle also in a black leather jacket, but was quite short sighted and needed very strong eyeglasses to read the handwriting on the wall, something Yanis has dramatically failed to do. By stepping up just a few years ago to the plate representing 99.9% of the Greek people -- imbued with their most unrestrained trust, with bases loaded and two men out, he struck out with tail between his legs trotting away from the IMF Troika with far LESS than the Greek workers had before his vain meddling, before his historic sell-out betrayal of their trust. It seems the day has come for Yanis Varoufakis to trade in his motorcycle for a hot pink, deluxe lady's gold-rimmed 2-stroke moped, and discontinue with his fake Leftish interviews. Would anyone disagree?
Illuminating words of Prof. James Petras:
Keiser interviewed Yanis Varoufakis outdoors in
James Petras: "Syriza had promised to prioritize humanitarian spending over austerity – raising the minimum wage, rehiring public employees in health and education and raising pension payments. After two weeks of servile groveling, the ‘re-formed’ Tsipras and Varoufakis prioritized austerity – making debt payments and ‘postponing’ even the most meagre anti-poverty spending. When the Troika lent the Syriza regime $2 billion to feed hungry Greeks, Tsipras lauded his overseers and promised to submit a multi-billion euro list of regressive ‘reforms’.
Syriza had promised to re-examine the previous rightwing regime’s dubious privatization of lucrative public enterprises and to stop on-going and future privatizations. In government, Tsipras and Varoufakis quickly disavowed that promise. They approved past, present and future privatizations. In fact, they made overtures to procure new privatization ‘partners’, offering lucrative tax concessions in selling-out more public firms.
Syriza promised to tackle the depression level unemployment (26% national, 55% youth) via public spending and reduced debt payments. Tsipras and Varoufakis dutifully met debt payments and did not allocate any funds to create jobs!
Not only did Syriza continue the policies of its rightwing predecessors, but also it did so in a ludicrous style and substance: adopting ridiculous public postures and demagogic inconsequential gestures. One day Tsipras would lay a wreath at the gravesite of 200 Greek partisans murdered by the Nazis during WW II. The next day he would grovel before the German bankers and concede to their demands for budget austerity, withholding public funds from 2 million unemployed Greeks.
One afternoon, Finance Minister Varoufakis would pose for a photo spread for Paris Match depicting him, cocktail in hand, on his penthouse terrace overlooking the Acropolis; and several hours later he would claim to speak for the impoverished masses!
Betrayal, deceit and demagogy all during the first two months in office, Syriza has established a record in its conversion from a leftist anti-austerity party to a conformist, servile vassal of the European Union."
Varoufakis – a 54 years old -Australian economist who served as
Minister of Finance of
was born in Palaio Faliro to an affluent steel magnate father, who is chairman
1978 at age 17, Varoufakis enrolled at the
Velvety advisor to, and then bulging jaw muscles critical of the Papandreou government!
From January 2004 to December 2006, Varoufakis served as economic advisor to socialist George Papandreou, of whose government he was to become an ardent critic a few years later.
October 2011, after receiving an email from Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve Software,
Varoufakis visited Valve's headquarters in
Adam Smith Institute, one of the leading free-market think tanks of the
ROBERT MUNDELL-- The Anglo
Fuehrer of the EURO's creation, was in the 1970s, a chief Reaganomics adviser
of the U.S. "supply side" theory; likewise, he laid the groundwork
for the introduction of the EURO through his pioneering work in USA and Canada
monetary dynamics for which he won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Economics. During
this time he served as a high paid economic consultant to the United Nations,
the IMF, the World Bank, the EC, the Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Dept. of
Treasury, and the government of
His predictions have proved HIGHLY INACCURATE yet paradoxically deeply self serving his elite global circle.
the 2008 Global Economic Crash --due to toxic financial derivatives, corrupted
hedge and poison pill funds, and risk insurance on credit default swaps,
distrust has spread throughout the western banking system, immersing Europe in
the cesspool of a sovereign-debt crisis which has led to the creation of the
European Financial Stability Facility, as well as other uncertain efforts aimed
unsuccessfully at stabilizing the EURO [which at one time was worth almost $2 for each 1 euro]. In July 2012, the euro fell below US$1.21 for the first time in two years, following concerns raised over Greek