It may seem farfetched to look for rescue from the Internet and open-source, rather than from Rome, Brussels or panicky business investors. But what else is on the horizon for people who want to get real work done?
How ironic it is that financial oligarchs and their enablers in public office can escape accountability for their role in the greatest financial catastrophe since the Great Depression, while scientific researchers are sent to prison for lacking divine prescience?
Many Italians might be forced to go back to the Mediterranean diet that their parents and grandparents were relieved to abandon during the decades of economic growth. It's unclear how these developments will affect the local food culture.