Yesterday, the Italians voted against mathematics. Instead, they voted for chaos.
Several candidates opposed to austerity measures were making a strong showing Monday in partial results from Italy's local elections -- the first nationwide test for Premier Mario Monti since he was named to save Italy from its debt crisis.Note that the article says they voted against austerity, but that's not really true. Austerity will come no matter what since it's a consequence of borrowing mountains of money. How's the whole voting against math thing going to work out? I think the best answer is this.
Analysts were watching for signs of voter anger in two days of balloting over Monti's austerity measures and toward mainstream parties that have supported them since Monti took over from Silvio Berlusconi in November.