Yanis Varoufakis, I admire your books and the brave stand you take in world politics.
“Talking to My Daughter About the Economy” is one of the greatest books that I have read on economics, which nicely explains world market conditions and capitalism in simpler words.
That said, pardon my shallow knowledge in economics, I politely disagree with your Brexit recommendations at the Royal Society on 7th Nov.
Why should the UK be part of a failing institute? If – as you mentioned – even in 1990s it was a bad idea to join the EU, why should it now be better for Britain to self-harm itself by continuing in this relationship?
As you rightly mentioned in your speech, the money just reaches the Deutsche Bank either way. So why should the UK continue in this mess knowingly?
Why should it not take this opportunity to be strong, independent and have a direct relationship with rest of the world, without the EU bureaucracy that mercilessly treated (and still treating) Greece?
I agree with you that the UK, like Indiana Jones, is running fast on a disintegrating bridge; running as fast it can, away from a bureaucratic monstrosity.
The only way is forward and away. Going back to EU or standing still is just not an option.