The italian welfare in front of generational selfishness

Martone, Michel (2008) The italian welfare in front of generational selfishness. In: FRIENDS OF EUROPE - The State of Europe, 11/10/2012, Brussels.

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We live in a system in which our fathers’ privileges are being funded by their children’s future, over whose head is hanging above all the enormous weight of the world’s third biggest public debt. The origins of this self-interest are subject to constant renewal, as was demonstrated in fact by multiple consultation protocols sanctioned during the past years by the government and the trade unions. It’s no doubt a practice which cannot possibly be met favorably. It’s an anti-historical and unjust system because in order to finance the fathers’ privileges it simply increases young precarious workers’ contributions, removing a billions of Euros from their funds and placing them into the wallets of thousands of neo-pensioners, most of which are in fact ready to take up a smart new job off the books. Having argued this though, it must be said that the fault lies neither in the hands of the government or of the trade unions. It’s the fault of an entire generation who first pretended rights they simply couldn’t afford and then of course dumped the whole cost of the insane operation onto the backs of its children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research documents and activity classification: Conference Items > International Conferences > Invited Submissions
Divisions: Department of Business and Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genarational selfishness, italy, pensions system, precarity, youth unenployment, concertation, veto players, welfare, michel martone
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 12 - Law > IUS/07 Labour Law
Deposited by: Michel Martone
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 17:22
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 23:15


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