Paolo Savona is an Italian economist that was suggested in the last days as Italian minister of the economy but the president refused the idea. He is probably one of the most brilliant economists of the last years, he wrote some passages on how to exit from the European monetary union so leave the Euro, a thing that he defines as a German trap, in 48 hours, without damaging the economy. He plans to bring the "Lira" back, the currency used by Italy before the euro, and he says that he found a way to do the "currency swapping" during a weekend, taking all the euros that are in circulation on a Friday night, printing the new currency during the weekend and then giving liras on Monday morning.
The economic crisis started in 2007, this article tries to tell to people how they could defend themselves/survive. Like the author says that Italy could get out from the recession immediately if only all the population could progressively forget the idea of consumerism. The article goes on talking about the "decrescita felice", or happy decrease and the sharing economy, saying that it isn't necessary to have a giant productivity, it's just way easier to share what we have. The author concludes the article saying that it's necessary to change the way that Italian people have to see the economy,
The article starts with defining the Italian economy as a slug, in fact since 2007 the economic situation didn't change a lot, there have been some attempts by different governments but they didn't change the overall situation. The author tries to explain what happened last summer, in August, when there was a miniboom, the automotive and the pharmaceutic industry had an increase of 13% and 18% and that unlocked a lot of working spots, the thing that didn't happen in years in Italy. The article goes on talking about the "industry-plan 4" and on how Italians now have to count on the exports. The problem in the author's view is that there aren't enough working spots, the unemployment is too high, and he proposes something like the "jobs act", that gave a lot of work.
This article talks about the decision that Silvio Berlusconi made, coming back in the elections for 2018 and how his comeback wouldn't affect the economy since he used to be the Italian prime minister during the 2000's and during those years Italy recorded one of the lowest growth rates in the entire world.
The article makes clear that the crisis is not all due to the euro as Paolo Savona said, it points that the political system in Italy needs to change. It clarifies how Germany managed to get a High-spec production without having insanely high prices, and it criticises the fact that Italy didn't do a lot to get out of the gap and how the country is really close to a debt trap.
The article starts saying what happened and what is happening right now in Italy, trying to compare it to other European countries like France and Germany, but also the US. It then explains what happened in the public sector, how exports and trade unions have a great importance for Italian economy and how our last prime minister, Matteo Renzi, was criticized on his decision to cut the tax on income.