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  1. Varoufakis on Valve, Spontaneous Order, and the European Crisis

    Yanis Varoufakis of the University of Athens, the University of Texas, and the economist-in-residence at Valve Software talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the unusual structure of the workplace at Valve. Valve, a software company that creates online video games, has no hierarchy or bosses. Teams of software designers join spontaneously to create and ship video games without any top-down supervision. Varoufakis discusses the economics of this Hayekian workplace and how it actually functions alongside Steam—an open gaming platform created by Valve. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the economic crisis in Europe.

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