TIME features an analysis of technocrat PM Mario Monti's successes...and failures...so far...and the rise of the old politics...as Italy's bond yields drop and the fear of default and bailout wanes.
“As you reduce the margin of danger, the old politics becomes more assertive,” says a political scientist. “It’s one thing when your house is burning and another when the fire is already quelled.”
Here...is a 22 hour old Reuters report...about Silvio targeting the euro to regain popularity...and his FACEBOOK post...about the return of the lira.
AND: Property tax receipts are dropping...despite Monti's need to increase revenues... because owners openly dodge them...calling them 'unfair.'