Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/

From Trump to the euro crisis

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First, Brexit, then the election of Trump tell us that the "unpredictable" can occur. It could also occur in the eurozone.

After the victory of Donald Trump, we can argue about not only the reasons for his unexpected success in America, but also about what lessons we can draw for the future of the European Union. Clearly, they are not overlapping political situations. Yet, despite all the differences, the scenarios are intriguingly similar. First, the economic crisis that has had different outcomes across the two sides of the Atlantic; then the quandary of traditional political parties.

Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/

Diseguaglianza, conflitto sociale e sindacati in America

Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/

Europe's Reversed New Deal

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In the EU the prevailing political line is not for improving the economy and enhancing employment, but a policy of '"austerity", which means deflation and stagnation

The current crisis was initially compared with that of 1929, and there were reasons for alarm. But,   the crisis   having been diagnosed in time, there was hope that Governments would stop its progress, and avoid the social disaster of the Great Depression. Unfortunately things went in the opposite way.

Three years have passed and America is still running the risk of a new recession. Unemployment is higher than what Barack Obama found entering the White House.

Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/

Federico Caffè e la crisi sindacale dell'84

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Caffè seguì da vicino la crisi dell'unità sindacale in occasione del taglio della scala mobile del 1984, quando propose tre "saggi" per aiutare le confederazioni sindacali a uscira dell'impasse. Ma l'aspetto più singolare della sua personalità era l'intensa partecipazione intellettuale e morale ai problemi del mondo del lavoro
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Venti anni fa (il 15 aprile 1987) scompariva misteriosamente Federico Caffè, che fu non solo figura eminente negli studi economici, ma anche attento osservatore delle questioni del mondo del lavoro. Qui si ricorda il suo ruolo in un momento critico dell'unità sindacale, quando il governo Craxi tagliò alcuni punti della  scala mobile nel quadro di un duro scontro politico fra il governo e l'opposizione guidata dal Partito comunista

Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/

European Union, Macroeconomic policies and Labor

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Some first proposals to compare EU and US policies toward the crisis and its possible exit-ways    
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The ECB is the true federal institution of the eurozone, including 16 countries. Its mandate is aimed to “price stability” which has been interpreted by the ECB as an inflation rate under two percent. The strict “price stability” commitment epitomizes the German precondition for the shift from the Deutschmark to the euro. However, this is only the technical feature of the issue. The most relevant aspect is that, according to ECB paradigm, the monetary policy must not be engaged in the problems concerning the economic growth and the employment.

 

To examine the behavior of the European institutions toward the crisis we can begin with the European Central Bank. In fact, the ECB is the true federal institution of the eurozone, including 16 countries. As we know, its mandate is aimed to “price stability” which has been interpreted by the ECB as an inflation rate under 2 percent. The strict “price stability” commitment epitomizes the German precondition for the shift from the Deutschmark to the euro. However, this is only the technical feature of the issue.

Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/

Lavoro e diseguaglianza nella società globale

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Rielaborazione dell’intervento svolto al convegno sui venti anni di “Lavoro e Diritto”  
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Il problema di cui oggi si discute con accenti diversi non è la flessibilità in sé, ma il suo

uso arbitrario, non controllabile e non governabile dalle persone che sono chiamate a

praticarla. La precarietà è il frutto di questa metamorfosi della flessibilità, della sua

versione autoritaria, unilaterale, asimmetrica che privilegia una parte per sacrificare

l’altra nella formulazione e nella gestione dei rapporti di lavoro. In questo scompenso si

manifesta il peggioramento della condizione del lavoratore: la flessibilità che diventa

non più estesa ma più ridotta autonomia, non maggiore ma minore controllo su quella

parte non marginale della vita dedicata al lavoro, come ineliminabile connotazione

dell’identità personale.

 

Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/

Obama nel labirinto della riforma sanitaria. Una metafora del capitalismo americano

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Perché la riforma sanitaria, dalle origini del “capitalist welfare”alla débacle di Bill Clinton, continua a essere tra i temi più controversi e insolubili della storia sociale americana? Obama ricorda i primi tentativi di riforma di  Theodore Roosevelt e afferma: “Io non sono il primo dei presidenti che cerca di realizzarla, ma voglio essere l’ultimo”. Compito arduo, se non impossibile. La “public option”, che dovrebbe garantire una forma di assistenza universalistica in concorrenza con le compagnie assicuratrici private, incontra l’opposizione del complesso industriale-sanitario, delle lobby, della grande macchina della distorsione ideologica. Una riforma destinata a rimanere incompiuta? Il sistema sanitario americano, tra inefficienza e diseguaglianza, come metafora del modello sociale americano.

Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/

The perversion of work flexibility and its origins

 

Antonio Lettieri

President of CISS - Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.(a.lettieri@insightweb.it)- http://antoniolettieriinsight.blogspot.it/