Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Italian Decadence, Helas

The worst of the signs of decadence: italians want to quit Italy.
This is what a recent italian research show. Read a report here.

This is an excerpt: The figures for young people are particularly worrying. Almost 55% of respondents aged 18-24 years said they would be happy to live abroad.

Five years of Berlusconism have plummeted italian well-being. Is there any more convincing evidence than that?

1 comment:

Jernej Letnar said...

Dear Lorenzo,

I would not agree that everything that went wrong with Italy and its economy in last five years can be ascribed to its incumbent government.
You say that "five years of Berlusconism have plummeted italian well-being. Is there any more convincing evidence than that?". However the Corriere dela Serra writes in the same survey that "One of the main reasons for this desire to relocate is the desire for a job that is more suited to individual skills and also better-paid (25.7%). Some 14.2% of respondents indicated the “cultural liveliness” of other countries as the main reason while 13.1% stressed “greater opportunities for the children”."
kind regards. Jernej Letnar