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Italy's Lost Generation---Economic Crisis Forces Young Italians to Move Abroad

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Many young people, unable to get proper jobs and still living with their parents, are forced to move abroad in hopes of a better life.

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Ellen m (215)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 1:11 am
36% - holy cow! But even if it were half that, it would still be a tragedy just as it is here.
One thing you can be sure will have a "trickle down" effect are the multitude of problems that creates.

What first comes to mind for me was the Einstein quote about not being able to solve problems with the same thinking that caused them...
A lack of vision, and urgency, is hard to come by when dealing with elderly politicians that do not have much to look forward to themselves, but everything to lose...Not just in Italy, but in many places, even here.
And then take a look at our SCOTUS lineup and that is even more glaring an example. Thanks Cal

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Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:14 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:00 am
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 6:11 am
Noted. Thanks.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:36 am
Noted, thanks.

Valentina R (12)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:49 am
Very true article. I am Italian, young and female, and can sadly confirm that the situation is tragic. Like many others, I am also seriously thinking of moving and working abroad for some time, because it is freaking impossible to find a job here. All thanks to our smart politicians, who should all just die.

Joe W. (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:37 am
Noted. Sadly their options abroad, especially in Europe, aren't great either.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:36 am

. (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 11:03 am
Hasn't unemployment for people under 30 been the cry in Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands?
Denmark has the highest rate of suicide in Europe. I know people from Holland who are in their late 30's and have never had a real job. If things do not improve, we may be seeing an influx of Greeks in America.

Eternal G (745)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 3:28 pm
A repeat of the '60-s & '70-s!

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:53 pm
This is going on around the world, the shrinkage of economies, of which some Countries are fairing a bit worse or better than others. This is a global issue as the Elites have made this a global economy. No longer can we look the other way when it comes to our sisters and brothers, what affects them affects us.

I know Bernie Sanders of Vermont has said in speeches that the graduation class of 2007, many haven't yet had their first job, or a full time job. I can vouch for that as my son graduated in 2007 from High School and most of his classmates have either not found their first job, or have struggled on part time and temporary work, so many are still living at home with their parents.

I'm very sorry Valentina, I wish you well in your future. Many of the youth around the world are facing uncertain futures, and those of us in our later years have seen all we worked so hard for been taken from us in fast order, our home values declined, our pensions wiped out, our jobs gone overseas while in our fifties and can't find a new job so our savings is depleted while looking, some early retire dooming themselves for the remainder of their lives to live on low income, so we also worry as we age, how are we going to manage.

Monica D (580)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:14 pm
Sad. Many of the younger people from New Zealand have left also.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:00 am
very sad very true

. (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 4:19 am
If there are no jobs in our countries, why is immigration still so high? Why are our educated young people left with no future?
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