New PM Mario Monti set up a new cabinet for Italy yesterday with not one single politician – but lots of bankers and CEOs!
[..] “I think the quality of the people is very high,” said Roberto D’Alimonte, a political science professor at Rome’s LUISS University. “All these people are very high-caliber, and highly respected, independent.”
Yet still his choices raised some eyebrows.
“This government — ties to banks, to business, to the Vatican, to private universities, to the usual names — is the opposite of what this country needs,” said Paolo Ferrero, leader of a tiny, far-left party.
On a side-note; how about this for some tough austerity measures:
We’ll deal with the deficit yes yes – 39 years from now.