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Fabrizio
August 3rd, 2010, 08:17 AM
I'm posting a link to a wonderful article that appeared in the NYTimes a few days ago.

It's about the state of the Italian economy and the peculiarities of Italy that make our economy unique.... and kind of a key to understanding the country.

The tone is bittersweet and although I disagree with some points here and there (I'm not quite so pessimistic), the authour makes good a argument... he certainly understands aspects of the country that a casual observer will not get.

See the slide show and note industrialist Luciano Barbera's style. The last line of the article.... actually the whole article, kind of sums up why I love this place so much.

I'm not posting the article because it's just too long... but here's the link for those interested:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/business/global/01italy.html?_r=1&ref=europe

Ninjahedge
August 3rd, 2010, 10:48 AM
Interested, but not at work... ;)