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This bodes ill for immigrants but also for the Troika. Salvini is no economics whiz however and is unclear about how the transition back to the Lira would play out. It's all about political power for him, and I trust him no more than Renzi with regard to the fate of the country. Opportunism rules...
Apparently the Lega has some more clued spokespeople.
The - L'informazione indipendente Ageneparl - which is an independent news agency in Italy aimed at bringing the political and economic news to the general public in a simple, accessible language and format (le notizie sono scritte con un linguaggio semplice e mai specialistico ed hanno come obiettivo quello di avvicinare il grande pubblico all'informazione parlamentare ed economica") - published an article yesterday that caught my attention.

The article (November 24, 2014) - Lavoro: Borghi Aquilini, inserire in costituzione prinicipio per piene occupazione - or "Jobs: Borghi Aquilini: wants to insert the principle of full employment into the constitution".

What? Who is Borghi Aquilini - a left political leader perhaps? If only. Claudio Borghi Aquilini - is an economics lecturer at the Catholic University of Milan and writes for the the Italian news paper il Giornale on economic and political matters. He was previously the Managing Director of the Deutsche Bank in Italy.

He also happens to be the chief economist ("il responsabile economico della Lega Nord") for the Lega Nord per l'Indipendenza della Padania who is prominent in their "Enough Euro, Another Europe is Possible" campaign ("Basta Euro, Un'Altra Europa è possibile!"). You can search it out if you want to know about that.

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A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Dec 1st, 2014 at 08:29:58 AM EST
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Salvini has recently become uncommonly concerned with the suffering widows and orphans.

As long as they are not Rom...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Dec 2nd, 2014 at 12:49:47 PM EST
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