Europe is shaken by war and by its economic and social effects, compounding the fears and pains produced by the lasting pandemic. The authoritarian dynamic unleashed by inequalities and loss of certainties is gaining further ground everywhere. In this context, prompt measures to deal with the current state of affairs need to be coupled with […]
Statistician and economist, co-coordinator of the Think-and-Do Tank Forum on Inequality and Diversity. Has been Italy’s Minister for territorial cohesion, Chief at the Italian Treasury, President of the OECD Territorial Policies Committee, Special Advisor to EU Commissioners, Research Chief at the Bank of Italy. He has thought in EU Universities and written on corporate governance, capitalism, policy-making.
The time for adjustments and tinkering is over. Well before the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, inequalities and social injustice had mounted in most Western countries to a point where they produced widespread resentment and triggered an ‘authoritarian dynamic’: a rejection of diversity, a call for sanctioning outlying behaviour and for building walls to defend closed communities. […]