Quotable (#61)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis talks to The Guardian:

When I ask Varoufakis if he has a plan B, for all negotiators surely have a credible alternative, he looks at me wide-eyed. “We constantly hear, ‘if you don’t sign on the dotted line there is going to be Armageddon’. My answer is ‘let it happen!’ There is no fall-back plan. That is my plan B.”

What if it does happen, I ask, as images of the chaos bankruptcy would surely entail flicker across my mind. “Well, that is like asking me what happens if a comet strikes planet Earth. I have no idea. None!”

It’s worth noting that: “Varoufakis’ academic speciality, appropriately, is game theory.” (Start here.)

ADDED: Why Greece’s finance minister denies that he’s a game theorist.

ADDED: No Time for Games in Europe (honest!).

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