eight months at risk of chaos- Corriere.it

from Giuseppe De Rita

A period full of commitments and deadlines for the ruling class begins, at the peak of which there will be the highly anticipated election of the President of the Republic


ensa, jagged, difficult to manage the agenda that the Italian ruling class must take on for the next seven to eight months.
And to be aware of it, it is enough to draw up the list of socio-political problems and political decisions on the agenda today. First of all, the delicate decisions on dealing with the now long pandemic enter into it, such as those relating to the raising of the level of vaccinations, the subtle and ambiguous contrast of the world of no vaxes, the complicated extension or pruning of refreshment measures, the reorganization of the school machine , the rethinking of local public transport: all issues on which we expected a turning point and a return to normalcy. Return that in fact continuously postponed and it is foreseeable that we will have to intervene in this regard also in the future, if not in terms of absolute urgency, certainly of tiring organizational detail.

But it’s not just the pandemic that demands more public accountability. As a second major field of urgent commitment there is the very delicate reorganization of some public interventions on which the political bet has been too hot (think of the citizenship income, the reform of justice, at 100), but which must be radically rethought. Reasoning about it in public produces only heated claims of paternity (or of priority in advancing criticism), so to reorient the lines of action we need interventions of tiring minute normative patience.

There is also a third need for government on the table, namely the orderly application of the fateful NRP, of a European approach and consistency. We have been stunned in months of rich rhetoric, of ardent rushes to easy shopping, of express acceptance of the rules of orderly management of incoming resources. But all this has remained in documents of good intentions so far, while the design guidelines put in place so far must be specified and concretely implemented. Here, too, a minute and tiring job, but without it we risk the deflating of an innovative design that is in some ways unmissable.

Pandemic management, review of some previous planning hazards, organizational implementation of planning work: these are the three main fields in which to exercise a strong political commitment. They are enough and they go on for the next few months, some would say. Yet in the great sea of ​​Italian politics they are candidates to forcefully enter unexpected side suggestions (perhaps in the matter of ius soli, euthanasia, the fight against homophobia) destined to secure media success and therefore to impose themselves on the calendar of political decision-making. If we add to everything the highly anticipated appointment for the election of the President of the Republic, we really risk having to live the next seven or eight months without being anchored to a precise and rationally dominable agenda. We risk a lot of confusion when we have to make explicit a maximum of clarity and rationality; we even risk that a high political phase becomes an opportunity for a further yield to collective confusion.

September 21, 2021 (change September 21, 2021 | 22:17)


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