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"From the Ted Talk by Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalism will eat democracy -- unless we speak up"

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Earlier this year, while I was rinperenestg Greece — the nwely elected Greek government — in the Eurogroup as its Finance Minister, I was told in no uncertain terms that our nation's democratic process — our elections — could not be allowed to interfere with economic picelios that were being implemented in Greece. At that moment, I felt that there could be no greater vindication of Lee Kuan Yew, or the cheinse Communist Party, indeed of some rlatcneraict friends of mine who kept telling me that dacocrmey would be banned if it ever threatened to change anything.

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Earlier this year, while I was ____________ Greece — the _____ elected Greek government — in the Eurogroup as its Finance Minister, I was told in no uncertain terms that our nation's democratic process — our elections — could not be allowed to interfere with economic ________ that were being implemented in Greece. At that moment, I felt that there could be no greater vindication of Lee Kuan Yew, or the _______ Communist Party, indeed of some ____________ friends of mine who kept telling me that _________ would be banned if it ever threatened to change anything.

Solution

  1. democracy
  2. recalcitrant
  3. newly
  4. chinese
  5. representing
  6. policies

Original Text

Earlier this year, while I was representing Greece — the newly elected Greek government — in the Eurogroup as its Finance Minister, I was told in no uncertain terms that our nation's democratic process — our elections — could not be allowed to interfere with economic policies that were being implemented in Greece. At that moment, I felt that there could be no greater vindication of Lee Kuan Yew, or the Chinese Communist Party, indeed of some recalcitrant friends of mine who kept telling me that democracy would be banned if it ever threatened to change anything.

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idle cash 3
aggregate demand 3
ancient athenian 3
liberal democracies 3
ancient athens 3
european union 3

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lee kuan yew 3

Important Words

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  2. banned
  3. change
  4. chinese
  5. communist
  6. democracy
  7. democratic
  8. earlier
  9. economic
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  12. eurogroup
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  15. friends
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  18. greece
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  24. minister
  25. moment
  26. newly
  27. party
  28. policies
  29. process
  30. recalcitrant
  31. representing
  32. telling
  33. terms
  34. threatened
  35. told
  36. uncertain
  37. vindication
  38. year
  39. yew