Varoufakis Advisor James Galbraith 'Not Even Schäuble Thinks It's a Good Solution'

American economist James Galbraith was one of ex-Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' advisors. He speaks with SPIEGEL about secret plans to return to the drachma and the role played by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
Varoufakis advisor James Galbraith: "We were tasked with identifying the issues, problems and challenges that would arise if Greece were forced out of the euro."

Varoufakis advisor James Galbraith: "We were tasked with identifying the issues, problems and challenges that would arise if Greece were forced out of the euro."

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James Galbraith, 63, was an advisor to former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. He teaches economics at the University of Texas at Austin, the same university where Varoufakis taught before returning to Greece to become involved in politics.

James Galbraith, 63, was an advisor to former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. He teaches economics at the University of Texas at Austin, the same university where Varoufakis taught before returning to Greece to become involved in politics.

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