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PostInequality in US...and Italy (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/07/15 9:07 am)
This is in response to John E's comment to the very good and worrisome post of Paul Levine (6 May). John asked, "Is inequality an 'exceptional' US problem... how about EU?"
You can bet that in the new Italy--lay, democratic and antifascist, born from the resistance--is the same. For instance the director of the Italian Postal Service gets €1,200,000 yearly, plus fringe benefits, while the good employee in the Postal Service may earn €19,500 (prior to taxes) and he/she is lucky, as at lower levels the employee may get just €12,000.
It is surprising that we have not yet had a "fall of the Bastille."
JE comments: Just yesterday I received a packet of postcards from Eugenio Battaglia--and it took them two weeks to travel from Savona to Adrian. Not hyperbolic, but far from impressive. Perhaps we should blame Italy's overpaid postal CEO.
But that's beside the point. The postcards depict some fascinating political placards from the RSI period. I've uploaded a few to share with WAISers. Stay tuned.