Ada Colau meets Yanis Varoufakis to proclaim that “another Europe is possible”

…says the press release. And I cannot understand how this cliché could be so successful. Because, strictly speaking, there are infinitely many Europes which are possible: one in which the average price for one pound red mullet is three euros twenty seven, one in which 3,67% of the population thinks that 3475678 in the fourteenth power plus one is a prime number, one in which 3,67% of the population thinks that the same number plus three is a prime number etc…

When we’re talking about probabilities, possibilities, modalities in general, it’s much more useful when we’re told which of them are interesting and what it takes to make them come true.

At the end of the day, for all those who have left the kindergarten discourse of playing with classificatory and comparative notions, it’s numbers which are the issue.

But if you – unlike me – continue to be interested, you can read the rest of the story…

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EUROPA PRESS Barcelona Mayor met Wednesday with former Minister Greek Finance to discuss democracy in Europe. Τhe meeting was attended by First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, ​​Gerardo Pisarello and Varoufakis’ wife, artist Danae Stratou.

http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/10/15/ada-colau-meets-yanis-varoufakis-to-proclaim-that-another-europe-is-possible/

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