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OECD gives failed neo-liberal lessons to Italy

 Italy should privatise TV and utilities, weaken employment rights and remove other legal ‘barriers to competition’ and generally reduce the involvement of the state and government in the economy. This will ensure that an economic rebound is ‘more sustainable and fair.’

These are recommendations of the Paris-based organisation. As if countries like the UK or the US whose laissez faire approaches the OECD so approves of have not created the most unequal societies in the developed world, with hyper-speculative economies that caused the global financial meltdown and media industries dominated by Rupert Murdoch’s scandal- ridden and rock-bottom quality News International and Fox News.

There are lessons to be learned from the UK, but they are from the BBC, and another state monolith, the NHS, among Britain’s (very few) world class organisations, but no doubt the OECD thinks that should be sold off to the highest bidder too…


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