I like this afternoon brain snack idea. And the internet is full of appetizing (?) tidbits.
Italy’s economy minister has sparked uproar by offering “big babies” a tax break if they let go of their mother’s apron strings and left home.
More than a third of Italian men over the age of 30 live at home with their parents, a phenomenon blamed on sky-high apartment rents and bleak job prospects as much as a liking for mamma’s cooking.
There was a flurry over at CNN about whether or not a 28-year-old “late bloomer” should move out so her parents could retire. In Italy this seems to be a much bigger problem. I don’t think it bodes well for a country when a large segment of their population is under-employed and has little or no prospects of advancement. Over a third of the ones over 30. It doesn’t even say how many under 30 are also living at home.
I don’t think the tax break would work. That’s just me. We’ll see how this plays out, I guess.