In 2010, when I opened up my website, Apple was launching the iPad, and the eruption of an Icelandic volcano was generating the blackout of the European flight lines. The Spain won the nineteenth football world championship in South Africa, and thirty-three Chilean miners were being trapped for many months six hundred meters underground. The US army was leaving the Iraq after seven years and a half of occupation, while Dilma Rousseff was elected the prime minister of Brasil. In the meanwhile, WikiLeaks was starting releasing top secret and confidential US diplomatic documents. In the same year, the biggest star ever and the youngest black hole were discovered. The financial crisis, known as the “subprime” crisis, was leaving the US to get in Europe. Italy (my own country) was being hit heavily. In fact, it is still facing a never-ending crisis, with no way out. Economic blogs, websites and groups have multiplied ever since, as heresies in the Middle Ages. Sometimes they contributed to raise the level of the economic debate. Other times, they increased the confusion about the main topics: austerity, reforms, flexibility, among others. Focusing on flexibility, the very casualisation of my working conditions in 2010 was the reason I opened up this website. I used to upload here the material for students and colleagues in a period in which I could not rely on a stable university portal. Now I have a permanent position and, instead of shutting down the website, I chose to devote it to the topics mentioned above. The integration with other social media is the main change. I also count on uploading new contents in the next few weeks. Talking about news, here in Britain the news of the day is that Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour Party leadership contest. As I have supported him, I am happy about that. Yes, I know what you are thinking about: sorry Marco, if Tsipras did not work, why should Corbyn work? I must confess I am not that confident too. But… there are two “buts”. First, Great Britain is not Greece if one looks at its economic weight and geopolitical role. Yes, this is not necessarily a good news for Corbyn (as the vested interested that will fight him are huge). However, it is a relevant difference that could matter, should the left wing of the Labour party keep on growing. Second, there is a whole legislature before next general election. There is plenty of time for normalisation forces to deploy. But also for the “old mole” to dig. In other words, the match may well be uneven, but we still have not lost it.

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