Ragbag of tax and spending policies risks meltdown for Italy’s economy

As the Five Star Movement and the League step in, economists fear that a false step could send the deficit spiralling

Italy’s new government has a loose collection of contradictory policies that, if implemented, will quickly unravel.

That is the view of the senior economist who, until Friday, was on track to become Italy’s finance minister in the government of experts commissioned by the country’s president.

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