Tag Archives: Italy

Heritage Foundation, Economic Freedom, and Greece

What country cut government spending the most in 2011?

Most people would generally agree that the answer is Greece. Continue reading

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Italian Corruption: A Professor’s Anecdote

In the United States potential professors get their Ph.D. degree and then solicit employment at a university. In Italy, however, post-graduate students must pass a test conducted and graded by current professors. The problem is that while in theory the test results are based on merit, in actuality the relationship with the grading professor is what matters. Continue reading

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Communism in Italy

This is the third part of a series on Communism in Western Europe; this section focuses on Italy in particular. The Italian Communist Party (PCI) formed in 1921, as a break-away faction of the socialist party. In many respects, its … Continue reading

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Communism in France

This is the second part of a series on Communism in Western Europe; this section focuses on France in particular. The last part can be found here. In France, the Communist Party was founded in 1920 by revolting members of … Continue reading

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Communism in Western Europe

A mentor once told me not to study communism, because it was a dead system, and studying something dead is worthless. In defiance of this sensible advice, I will be presenting two dead communist movements: the communists in Italy and … Continue reading

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