August 2019, Year XI, n. 8
The Glocal Mayor
Telos: Every time someone talks about the direct election of the Prime Minister, people use the very evocative expression “Mayor of Italy”. So is it true that a Mayor has, in the administration of his or her own city, more power than the Prime Minister has today?
Giuseppe Sala: That is not how I might pose this question. Both roles certainly entail taking on a lot of responsibility with respect to the city and the country. However, through the political-administrative leadership and by coordinating the efforts of the executive committee or of the Ministers, the Mayor and the Prime Minister perform their respective functions within a range of different competences ...more
Did you know that, according to the annual report of Italy’s national social security institute INPS, Milan is home to one out of every two of the country’s Super Rich?
In particular, the capital of the Lombardy Region is home to 54% of the top 0.01% of the population – a very narrow swath that earns more than 533,000 euros a year – and 42% of the top 0.1%, earning over 217,000 euros a year ...more