Italy’s Economy Falls by .5% over the last 15 Years – Why This Should Scare You

September 14, 2016 By William Medici   Luca Paolazzi, Chief Economist for Confidustria, the Italian industrial confederation, has reported what most of us already knew, that between 2000 and 2015 the Italian economy remained stagnant. It actually fell .5%, a significant number compared to other European nations. In the same period, France’s GDP grew by 18.5%, Germany’s… Read More →

Ambasciatore Usa: il «no» passo indietro. Di Maio duro (con gaffe)

«L’Italia `e un paese di G7 e un partner fondamentale all’interno dell’economia globale,`e nel nostro interesse di influenzare questi affari». William Medici.   John R. Phillips, U.S. Ambassador to Italy   September 13, 2016 By Il Sole 24 Ore   Se al referendum sulla riforma della Costituzione vincessero i “No” l’Italia farebbe «un grosso passo indietro». Lo… Read More →

Turkey’s Situation: Dire

July 31, 2016 By William Medici   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s tyrannical focus to retain his grip on his country has proved to be incredibly dangerous to Turkey’s citizens, allies and will lead to the continuing erosion of stability in the region and beyond. His reluctance to engage complex issues (i.e. Syria’s civil war, migrants, ISIS,… Read More →

Beppe Grillo

Maybe Italy’s politicians aren’t crazier than those in the United States – Italian election coverage

(The New Yorker) Posted by Alexander Stille   The results of the last Italian election are baffling, if not incomprehensible, to most foreign observers: as one American friend put it, a majority of Italians voted either for a comedian (Beppe Grillo) or a clown (Silvio Berlusconi). A center-left coalition won a narrow plurality in the lower house… Read More →

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