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Varoufakis: Where there's a will, there's a scrip(t)

Yanis Varoufakis, the ex Greek Finance Minister, is not known for his aloofness, reticence or modesty. On the contrary, like any other publicity-addict, he’s rather the opposite with quite a talent for a dramaturg. In one of the gazillion interviews he has given lately, he not only proudly admitted that he was concocting a secret plan to issue a parallel currency but also confessed proudly that it involved Mission Impossible inspired hacking into the Ministry’s systems to usurp taxpayer data and later on commandeering the software through a rogue notebook. In another movie-flavored move, he recounted how, after capital controls were imposed on Greek banks due to an ongoing bank run and the withdrawal of ECB support, he returned home to tell his wife “Honey, I shut the banks”. Presumably, his wife Dora poured him a glass of wine and thanked the Lord they didn’t have any kids.


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