September 23, 2012

A country for old men

The column on the right is the figure to look into when evaluating how bad EU countries are doing. With the exception of Turkey (not in the EU) Italy is the worst country even above Greece when it comes to robbing an entire generation of their future.
NEET stands for "not in employment, education or training".
Practically it means that the most dynamic section of the population is not being developed and it is not contributing to the growth of the country.
Italy has always had a horrible record in developing young talents pushing the best and brightest out of the country or to the margin of society. Unfortunately with the crisis instead of capitalizing on the young it is pushing more and more of them to the brink.
Italy remains a country for old men, with an outdated mentality and little or no prospects of modernization to support the growth of a stalled economy.

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