Our Times – The Global Crisis – New Paths
For industry to regenerate, value must be restored to dreams and hopes, and appeal to the young who must believe in a better world, more just and more humane.
The current crisis
Many countries around the world are currently living through a historic crisis, often the result of unprincipled cultural and political models, a crisis different from past ones, seemingly insurmountable: the economy around the world often falls victim to a handful of speculators, economists no longer have the answers, and the traditional business world seems paralysed and impotent. In Europe, Banks have received a dose of liquidity that was supposed to help the recovery, but have been held back by fear: lending to businesses today is risky. The rigidity of the German economy seems too damaging and introvert. How do we overcome such a complex situation? It is a question that has not yet found a convincing answer. Once, people asked themselves fewer questions, were more committed and accepted that they had to make the necessary sacrifices that the situation demanded.
Strength of will and commitment
In the post-war period after the last world war, an Italy bled by the sanctions, delayed growth and development and destroyed by bombing, invented an industry for itself that had never existed before in our country, and led to the explosion of the Italian economic miracle. Then followed a series of errors, political and economic, which destroyed much of what had been built up: it was easier to create prosperity than to maintain it. Many companies and young people moved abroad, companies were sold, others failed. Bureaucracy and politics were at fault, in fact, they were the main but not the only, culprits: incompetence, selfishness and lack of love for the job were just as much to blame for the failures of many projects.