How to kick-start the economy
The general situation of our country
How to promote an economic revival is the problem that is tormenting the current Renzi government, just as it tormented many of the governments that preceded it. The reason is rather simple: promoting a recovery of employment calls for very innovative competences, such as favouring research and liberalising labour and product markets from unnecessary bureaucratic constraints.
Italy is lagging behind with reforms that have enabled the revival of all those countries (including European ones) that acted sooner. There is no collaboration between the main players: politicians continue with their sterile, destructive polemic, which serves only to stop any attempt to recovery. Similarly, professional associations and trade unions are ready to cooperate only when the innovations do not affect their current privileges or balance, to defend them, they will not hesitate to carry out actions that will damage the entire country. It is difficult to make any forecasts, for the moment Renzi’s decisional ability is winning, although opposed, first of all, by a past that lingers in the present, kept alive but defeatists who have lost their power.