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Mammoni, Mamma’s Boys, And The Italian Economy

written by M.E. Evans June 7, 2013

There has been a lot of talk about the Italian economy for the past few years. How can a country with so much to offer be struggling to much to stay afloat? There are a lot of factors to this problem, I’m not an economist so I can’t even begin to pretend like I know all of the answers. While doing some reading the other day I read an article that mentioned Mammoni and it’s economic consequences. I thought I’d look into it a little more and was surprised by what I found: A catch 22 situation. Men can’t move out because of the economy, but the fact that they’re staying at home is also negatively impacting the economy. However, are all men staying at home because they have to or have they simply grown accustomed to being taken care of?

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Guest June 11, 2015 at 1:03 pm

I’ve heard of this phenomenon before. It resembles the “parasite singles” in Japan, another country that is facing the “extinction” of its population and is actually seeing it decline. Unlike Italy, Japan greatly restricts immigration.

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