Luigi Zingales quits Act to Stop the Decline

Luigi Zingales quits Act to Stop the Decline
Luigi Zingales quits Act to Stop the Decline

Luigi Zingales quits Act to Stop the Decline

A recent poll shows that nearly one third of Italian voters remain undecided just days before they head to the polls in a national election. Many believe that uncertainty stems from an electorate that is fed up with entrenched political divisions and decades of endemic corruption. Luigi Zingales, an economist at the University of Chicago, decided to do something about it. He co-founded a new political party to offer voters in his home country something different. But on Monday, in a bombshell Facebook post, he quit the party he helped start because of a brewing scandal, making front page news throughout Italy. Today, in his first major interview since his decision, Zingales tells Worldview if he has given up on the political system he hoped to change.