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Yanis Varoufakis: master of inconsistency

The Greek finance minister needs to apply his economic muscle to his moral cause

By Bronwen Maddox  

Varoufakis: not quite the economic master he is made out to be? © Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/Press Association Images

It is hard to see the strategy that Yanis Varoufakis believes he is following. Let me say at the start that I think he is right on the morality of calling for a reduction in Greece’s debt burden, partly the reflection of past mistakes in banks’ lending for which Greek taxpayers are now being asked to pay.…

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