Thoughts on Italy’s election and Links: 2013-02-26

FYI: I will be on BNN at about quarter of 1ET to talk to presenter Howard Green and the Economist's Ryan Avent about the news of the day. So a lot of the topics below will be on offer.

As for topics, I don't know Italian politics so I have not commented on elections there. But what is clear to me is that the election represents a rejection of austerity. The polls did not capture the degree to which Grillo's anti-austerity party would surge - and this with a record low turnout because of peop...

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