love the enthusiasm

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]