Tag: Italy

The Unequal Future of Consumption

Then there are the doomsayers. To them, the world was already on a cliff edge in 2019. Globalization had been in retreat, productivity stagnant, and spending squeezed. The lessons of the 2008 financial crisis had not been learned. The coronavirus, in this view, is now pushing us over the edge, into a downward spiral of […]

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Rare Rides: The 1953 Chrysler Special, by Ghia

<img data-attachment-id="1730928" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/08/rare-rides-the-1953-chrysler-special-by-ghia/064-01/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,805" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1594299558","copyright":"","focal_length":"165","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.0015625","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1953-Chrysler-Special-9" data-image-description=" 1953 Chrysler Special ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01-450×283.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01-610×384.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1730928 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01-610×384.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”384″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01-610×384.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01-450×283.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01-768×483.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01-120×75.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/064-01.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Though Rare Rides has featured many examples of vehicles which wore Chrysler badges and […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Pursue a Dream, a Graduate Says. He Can Back It Up.

ROME — Six weeks shy of his birthday, Giuseppe Paternò fulfilled the dream of a lifetime: He got a university degree. “Don’t get lost because you find obstacles — because there will always be obstacles,” Mr. Paternò told reporters after he graduated with honors last week from the University of Palermo, where he received a […]

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Mass Breakouts from Quarantine Centers Are Reigniting Immigration Tensions in Italy

A migrant boat off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. Photo: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo During the peak of Europe’s coronavirus crisis, immigration – a perennial hot-button issue in Italy – was conspicuously MIA from the country’s political debate. Not any more. A fresh surge of migrants arriving across the Mediterranean, combined with a string […]

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‘I Am Scared’: Italian Sex Workers Face Poverty and Illness In the Pandemic

MILAN — When the mayor of Modica, a Sicilian town known for its chocolates and churches, learned that a sex worker in the area had tested positive for the coronavirus, he immediately started to worry about an outbreak. He made a frantic public appeal for clients to get tested, assuring them that their wives wouldn’t […]

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Italy Draws a Line Under Genoa Tragedy, Shunting Aside the Benettons

ROME — Less than two years after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa killed 43 people, Italy will draw a line under the tragedy on Monday when it inaugurates a replacement. But that public celebration has been accompanied by a behind-the-scenes deal that will reshape the running of Italy’s highways as it exacts […]

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Rare Rides: A 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione – Exquisitely Italian

<img data-attachment-id="1728940" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/07/rare-rides-a-2008-alfa-romeo-8c-competizione-exquisitely-italian/remote-jpg/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg.jpg" data-orig-size="644,428" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2008 Alfa Romeo 8C" data-image-description=" https://www.dupontregistry.com/autos/listing/2008/alfa–romeo/8c–competizione/2177866?fbclid=IwAR1MYG07TkazREDmmiu5BAPfYVqEA059iuTp8A9l9uquBrxqbvPZxG3fBG8 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1728940 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/remote.jpg.jpg 644w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides has featured many an Alfa Romeo in past editions, but none as new as today’s 8C. With […]

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How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity

ROME — When the coronavirus erupted in the West, Italy was the nightmarish epicenter, a place to avoid at all costs and a shorthand in the United States and much of Europe for uncontrolled contagion. “You look at what’s going on with Italy,” President Trump told reporters on March 17. “We don’t want to be […]

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

ROME — Streets are quiet, squares are empty, you can hear the gurgling of the city’s ubiquitous fountains in the daytime. The platoons of Chinese tourists are nowhere to be seen; the American travelers — their hats, their sandals, their holiday shorts — have disappeared. Only a few German families with young children brave the […]

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Why Can’t Trump’s America Be Like Italy?

A few days ago The Times published a long, damning article about how the Trump administration managed to fail so completely in responding to the coronavirus. Much of the content confirmed what anyone following the debacle suspected. One thing I didn’t see coming, however, was the apparently central role played by Italy’s experience. Italy, you […]

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12 Summer Sparkling Wines, Because Who Needs a Reason

The world may not offer much to celebrate right now. Nonetheless, it’s a great time to drink sparkling wine. Champagne, of course, sets the standard with its capacity for elegance, grace, subtlety and depth. But many other types of sparkling wine are available now as well, from unexpected places and a diversity of styles, making […]

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An Entire Police Station Has Been Arrested for Dealing Drugs and Torturing Suspects

Photo: Guardia Di Finanza Handout For the first time in Italian history, the public prosecutor has seized an entire police department in Piacenza, in the northern Italian Lombardy region. More specifically, the officers are part of the Carabinieri, a branch of the Italian army that carries out domestic policing duties. Ten Carabinieri stand accused of […]

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Southern Europe Opens Its Doors to Tourists. Not Many Are Coming.

ADEJE, Spain — Music blared from a beachfront cafe along the normally bustling southwestern coast of Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. But several tables sat empty, a month after a Covid-19 lockdown had ended, and the doors to many resorts remained shut. Though tourism is returning to southern Europe — stretching from Portugal […]

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his top aides decided to shift primary responsibility for the coronavirus response to the states during a critical period of weeks in mid-April, eagerly seizing on overly optimistic predictions that the pandemic was fading so the president could reopen the economy and focus on his re-election, a Times investigation found. […]

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Big Business in Bangladesh: Selling Fake Coronavirus Certificates

NEW DELHI — The Bangladeshi authorities have arrested the owner of a hospital who they said had sold migrant workers thousands of certificates showing a negative result on coronavirus tests, when in fact many tests were never performed. The authorities said they caught the hospital owner on Wednesday trying to sneak across the border into […]

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A Shutdown May Be Needed to Stop the Coronavirus

When you mix science and politics, you get politics. With the coronavirus, the United States has proved politics hasn’t worked. If we are to fully reopen both the economy and schools safely — which can be done — we have to return to science. To understand just how bad things are in the United States […]

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A Health Worker Raised Alarms About the Coronavirus. Then He Lost His Job.

MILAN — In February, he said the directors of the nursing home where he worked kept him from wearing a mask, fearing it would scare patients and their families. In March, he became infected and spoke out about the coronavirus spreading through the home. In May, he was fired amid claims that he had “damaged […]

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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend. Though the pandemic has put so much on hold, we can still salvage something from plans gone awry. If you were supposed to be getting down on the dance floor at a wedding this summer, why not blast these D.J.s’ classics and dance around your home instead? And as we face […]

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Rare Rides: The 2003 Lancia Thesis – Questionable Styling and Legality Comes Standard

<img data-attachment-id="1727036" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/07/rare-rides-the-2003-lancia-thesis-questionable-styling-and-legality-comes-standard/used-2003-lancia-thesis-5/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5.jpg" data-orig-size="766,575" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS (5)" data-image-description=" Home ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1727036 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Used-2003-LANCIA-THESIS-5.jpg 766w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides occasionally features vehicles that have somehow slipped through the 25-year importation net and exist in this country as illegal […]

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Still Some Love for Internal Combustion in Italy

Nations like Germany might treat internal combustion engines like a shirtless man lighting up a Marlboro in a neonatal intensive care unit, but some countries still feel that they have a place in the automotive landscape. Italy even plans to put public dollars behind their purchase. When economies and industries are suffering, governments can sometimes do […]

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