Marching while Rome burns

Whilst the students march under the banner of “9th Nov”, with the demands in smaller paler print, it seems that Italy is heading rapidly under water with Barclays Capital saying Italy Is Finished: “Mathematically Beyond Point Of No Return” (H/T Katabasis). The global markets aren’t doing so well, so an excellent time to be campaigning for your Government to keep spending more money than you’ve got. If of course that’s what the students are doing, as the small print says:
“Fight privatisation, defend eduction”
Given how many universities started as private enterprises one wouldn’t have thought that defending education would have to entail fighting privatisation but hey what do I know?

For anyone still confused by the economic situation Small dead animals has it explained (H/T Samizdata):

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