As I’ve already mentioned, Italy’s new “technocratic” leadership was one of the inspirations for starting this blog. So how is Italia faring in its new technocracy? Not so tech-savvy, I have to say. The story’s a little old now, but it’s worth reading NPR’s hyperfast version of it so you can see how it was that Italy almost appointed someone with experience into a cabinet post, and then, luckily, corrected their decision. (And yes, you read that correctly, no typos).