Indeed, the redoubt of the Renaissance has become the land of the Luddites. So, who can save Italy?
Sadly, Silvio Berlusconi isn’t available. He was just convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to one year in prison (and banned from holding public office for five years), so that could make a political comeback rather difficult. And, as we know now, scientists are put in jail, so they’re not available either.
Perhaps Italy’s most famous citizens — the entrepreneurs of the global underground economy — could help kick-start this ailing country. Even though Italians reject science and technology, maybe they will embrace Sicilian family values instead.