Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Italy: The Nation That Crushes Its Young

My son Antonio just turned 21 years old, and I’m worried. Not only is his generation of young Italians grappling with the longest economic slump in modern times, but they also have to deal with us, their fathers and mothers. 
I’ve taken to calling us the Generazione Pitone, the Python Generation. We refuse to give ground, and instead slither forward and ingest everything in our path. We have stamina. We are selfish. We have a soundtrack (that’s why Bruce Springsteen is still touring). And now that we’re getting old and retiring, we cost plenty. 
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1 comment:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

This is a worldwide phenomenon. The European institutions in particular seem dominated by old fossils.

When it's clear that not enough taxes can be extracted to cover entitlements to voters too elderly and infirm to wield influence, the entitlements will cease. It is as simple as that.