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Italy's inconclusive general elections, with their clear populist drift, will likely lead to a prolonged period of political stalemate, freezing the adoption of much-needed structural reforms.It will push more of Italy's top talent abroad, exacerbating a trend that has plagued the country for more than a decade.SinceTo put the number in perspective, roughly 8 percent of the Italian population currently resides abroad.Italy is not just losing skilled, ambitious and visionary workers.First, those who leave are usually educated in Italy at government expense: around $600,000 for the full school career of each college graduate.Ideally, Italy should reverse the brain drain by adopting the necessary reforms to retain and re-attract its own talent.Even from afar, they can contribute to Italy's renewal by increasing the flow of knowledge, money and innovation back home, promoting the national interest internationally, connecting local businesses with the global market, and helping build partnerships with research centers or private companies abroad. And one day, if true change happens, they might even decide to return home.For too long, Italy has ignored its brain drain.
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