When Bernardo Caprotti was 45 years old...he applied for a building permit to erect a supermarket in Florence, Italy. He chose not to pay the "vig"...the bribes, so to speak...and...hence...his project received the "slow-walk". He just received the "okay" for the construction to commence. But...ole Bernie is now 88 years old and quite unwilling to proceed.
Italy is dead in the water. America is quickly smothering itself in the same "red tape, tax and spend" programs and policies rendering it as idiotic as what the Italians are suffering.