Giuliano Melani, a businessman from a small town in Tuscany, bought a full-page ad in Italy’s largest newspaper this month, urging his compatriots to seize control of the country’s spiraling debt crisis by buying up Italian treasury bills. “Let’s make an effort. Let’s buy back our debt,” said the ad in Corriere della Sera. “I assure you it’s worth it. Holy God, we are one people, a great people.” [WSJ]

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  1. Posted by Guy with A.D.D. | November 29, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Always a good idea to make financial decisions with your heart, just ask John Paulson, he has a thing for wood

  2. Posted by Guest | November 29, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    I am a male model who has done a lot of work around the world and in Italy. I recently graduated college with a finance degree and great stats (3.9 GPA). I'm willing to do whatever it takes to save my country from fiscal disaster. And I promise I will be enthusiastic in our encounter.

    Complete and utter discretion is a must.

  3. Posted by lol wut | November 30, 2011 at 8:06 AM

    Pretty much all the Italians I know won't even put their money in a bank account, let alone government debt.

  4. Posted by ESpitzer | November 30, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Heck even the Italian madame's were asking for payment in US dollars :(

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