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I have recnetly been reading the author Tim Parks experiences in Italy, Italian Neighbours. Across several chapters he details the cloying protectionism and petty corruptions that paralyse italian transactions.

He finds it amusing in the small scale, but I couldn't help but wonder how all of these little impediments add up to a society that is completely gummed up.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 07:22:19 AM EST
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