This is classic. A guy who just inherited a bankrupt nation and is about to take it from bad to worse is a rock star. We live in some seriously fucked up times.
What Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis used to believe about 'game theory' and the 'incredible threat' to Europe
Greece's finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, is developing a bit of a cult following. Somewhere between his academic background, his history as a video game economist, and his trademark leather jackets, an economic rockstar is being forged. That increased interest is prompting a lot of people to ask whether his academic background in game theory (an economic discipline which tries to model rational decisions in various scenarios and contests) is giving him a helping hand in his fraught negotiations with Europe. Those aren't going so well at the moment and some people are wondering if it's all part of some big ... (full story)