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Rising to the Challenge...in Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

Ten year old Piero ( imaginary name) wakes up every morning at six a.m. He washes his hands and face, brushes his teeth, combs his hair, gets dressed and rushes down the stairs.

E.U. Austerity, You Must Be Kidding

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

The leading political lights in Europe -- Messrs. Hollande, Valls and Macron in France and Mr. Renzi in Italy -- are raising a big stink about fiscal austerity. They don't like it. And now Greece has jumped on the anti-austerity bandwagon.

Matteo Renzi Makes Reform Popular in Italy

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

Europe today stands between the Scylla of deflation and the Charybdis of a populism filled with rancor but devoid of content and proposals. Italian reform is coming at its own pace, but reforms are there and, even more importantly, they have popular backing.

Italy's Renzi: Positive Politics Vs. Negative Populism

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

It was striking that "La Grande Bellezza" came up in a televised interview in recent days with Matteo Renzi, Italy's youngest ever prime minister. It was even more striking, however, that Renzi presented the movie in a positive light: to him, the superficially negative message was secondary to the "great beauty" of successful Italian art. What is more, Renzi used the movie to press the case for his ambitious reform agenda.