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Switzerland: the Forgotten Miracle.

This is a translation of an article about Switzerland by Antonio Martino . Mr. Martino is an Italian economist and member of parliament. He was the italian Minister of Foreign Affairs during the first Berlusconi Administration and Minister of Defense in the second and third Prime Minister Berlusconi’s government. He’s a professor of economics at the LUISS University in Rome, and he was president of the Mount Pelerin Society a libertarian think-tank founded, among others, by   F. Hayek and Karl Popper . Mr. Martino, when he’s not fighting the collectivist fire, which in Italy, unfortunately, comes from the right as well as the left, blogs in Italian at: antonio The article is a look at Switzerland, an admirable example of decentralized federalism, responsible fiscal policies and direct democracy, which has endured for centuries. As always your comments will be greatly appreciated. Leonardo Pavese To be a classical liberal today means to kn