aIt was my duty to write this book because I have two children in their twenties facing, like all their peers, the most difficult labor market since the Great Depression. I act on my responsibilities because I belong to a certain generation of the Western Left who believed that they could improve society using the market and globalization. I wanted to browse my family album, with a bit of the Italian left, to understand the reasons for our defeat, then open a new page. Plutocracy, technocracy, populism, and authoritarianism are the evils that threaten our democracies. Italy is a small laboratory riddled with these pathogens. Having lived decades as a globalized nomadain Europe, America, AsiaaI have the duty to say what happened to my countryas image. From my observation post in the Far West, I can tell what the costs of the Berlusconi era are. Is there still hope? Drawing on my experiences in emerging countries, from Asia to Brazil, I have concluded that our way out of these problems lies to our left.a... without factories or manual labor, populated by aknowledge workers.a The crisis which erupted in 2008, and which is still ongoing, was an entirely different thing. ... the problem of alimits to growtha (as it was defined in the prophetic report published by MIT a Club of Rome in 1972) was ... Chinese and by one billion two hundred million Indians, who back in the 1970s didna#39;t even dream of owning a car.
|Title||:||To My Left|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2013-08-27|