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A different kind of emigration

1 Comment » Written on July 9th, 2010 by
Categories: Italy
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There’s a long history of emigration in Italy. However, while in the past, it was the poor, uneducated, and disparate who fled to richer countries, today this has changed. Following the heavy spending cuts in education and research, the corruption, the nepotism, the lack of opportunity for any talented young people, a considerable and worrying number of individuals have started to leave the country again. But this time, it’s nothing to do with being poor. The sons and daughters of rich and middle to upper-class families, educated and intellectual youngsters, the most talented brains of our time are choosing to go abroad to study and build their career. Italy is no longer a country for clever people.

Paola from Italy.