Mario Monti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo ˈmonti]; born 19 March 1943) is an Italian economist and politician. He served as a European Commissioner for two consecutive terms and was appointed rector and president of Bocconi University. He currently serves as a Senator for life in the Italian Senate, and has been asked to lead the new government in Italy after former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's resignation.
 Education and academic career
Mario Monti holds a degree in economics and management from Bocconi University, Milan. He completed graduate studies at Yale University, where he studied under James Tobin, the Nobel prize-winning economist.
He taught economics at the University of Turin (1970-85) before moving to the Bocconi University, of which he has been rector (1989-1994) and then president (since 1994). His research has helped to create the Klein-Monti model, aimed at describing the behaviour of banks operating under monopoly circumstances.
Monti is a Praesidium member of Friends of Europe, a leading European think tank, was the first chairman of Bruegel, a European think tank founded in 2005, and he is European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, a think tank founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller. He is also a leading member of the Bilderberg Group.
Monti is an international adviser to Goldman Sachs and The Coca-Cola Company.
 Political career
In 1994 Monti was appointed to the European Commission, along with fellow-Italian, Emma Bonino, by the first Silvio Berlusconi government. In his capacity as European Commissioner from 1995, he was responsible for "Internal Market, Financial Services and Financial Integration, Customs, and Taxation".
Four years later, in 1999, Massimo D'Alema's government confirmed his appointment to the new European Commission under the presidency of former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi. Thereafter he was responsible for "Competition", in which capacity he initiated anti-monopoly proceedings against Microsoft. He also led the investigation into the proposed merger between General Electric and Honeywell in 2001, which the European Commission blocked.
The second Berlusconi government did not confirm him for a third time in 2004, instead proposing Rocco Buttiglione in his place. Since Rocco Buttiglione was rejected by the European Parliament, the government proposed Franco Frattini.
In December 2009, he became a member of the reflection group for the future of Europe, chaired by former Spanish Premier Felipe Gonzalez. In this forum, he advocated an economic government for Europe and a European Monetary fund. He also supported a New European Deal with a better coordination between social and economic issues in Europe.
In 2007, he was one of the first supporters of the first European civic forum, Etats Généraux de l'Europe, initiated by European think tank EuropaNova and European Movement.
In 2010, Monti was asked by Commission President Manuel Barroso to produce a Report on the Future of the Single Market proposing further measures towards the completion of the EU Single Market.
Monti is a founding member of the Spinelli Group, an organization launched in September 2010 to facilitate integration within the European Union (other members of the steering group include Jacques Delors, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Guy Verhofstadt, Andrew Duff and Elmar Brok).
On 9 November 2011 Monti was appointed a Lifetime Senator by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Mario Monti was seen as a favourite to replace Silvio Berlusconi to lead a new unity government in Italy in order to implement reforms and austerity measures. On 12 November 2011 Giorgio Napolitano conferred him the task to form a new government .
 Personal life
Mario Monti was born in Varese, Lombardy. He is married, and has two children.
Monti is interested in Ancient Egypt, a passion acquired during his time at Turin University, and he is a patron of the renowned Museo Egizio in Turin.
It is the collective effect of purposeful and amoral manipulation that seeks to centralize economic, politÂical, technological and societal forces in order to accrue maximum profit and political power to global banks, global corÂporations and the elitists who run them. It is rapidly moving toward an full and final implementation of Technocracy.
What is the Trilateral Commission?
Founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Commission set out to create a “New International Economic Order”, namely, Technocracy. The original membership consisted of elitists (bankers, politicians, academics, industrialists) from Japan, North America and Europe. Collectively, they have dominated and controlled trade and economic policy in their respective countries since at least 1974.
What is Technocracy?
Technocracy is a movement started in the 1930′s by engineers, scientists and technicians that proposed the replacement of capitalism with an energy-based economy. Originally envisioned for North America only, it is now being applied on a global basis. Authors Aldous Huxley and George Orwell believed that Technocracy would result in a Scientific Dictatorship, as reflected in their books, “Brave New World” and “1984“.
What is Smart Grid?
Smart Grid is the national and global implementation of digital and Wi-fi enabled power meters that enable communication between the appliances in your home or business, with the power provider. This provides control over your appliances and your usage of electricity, gas and water.
[size=medium]He is a Technocrat as is the new Prime Minister in Greece.
Lucas Papademos (Greek: Λουκάς Παπαδήμος, Greek pronunciation: [luˈkas papaˈðimos], Loukas Papadimos; born 11 October 1947) is a Greek economist who has been Prime Minister of Greece since 11 November 2011. Previously, he was Governor of the Bank of Greece from 1994 to 2002 and [b]Vice President of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010. After receiving three degrees from MIT, he was also a visiting professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies at the University of Frankfurt.
 Education and career
Papademos was born in Athens but his parents were from the town of Desfina in Phocis. Papademos attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gaining a degree in physics in 1970, a masters degree in electrical engineering in 1972, and a doctorate in economics, in 1978.
He taught economics at Columbia University from 1975 until 1984, and then at the University of Athens from 1988 to 1993.
He has served as Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1980. He joined the Bank of Greece in 1985 as Chief Economist, rising to Deputy Governor in 1993 and Governor in 1994. During his time as Governor of the national bank, Papademos was involved in Greece's transition from the drachma to the euro as its national currency.
After leaving the Bank of Greece in 2002, Papademos became the Vice President to Jean-Claude Trichet at the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010. In 2010 he left that position to serve as an advisor to Prime Minister George Papandreou.
He has been a member of the Trilateral Commission since 1998.
He is a member of the Academy of Athens. He has published numerous articles in the fields of macroeconomic theory, the structure and functioning of financial markets, monetary analysis and policy as well as on subjects concerning the economic performance, financial stability and economic policy in the European Union. He has also delivered addresses on the Greek debt crisis.
 Prime Minister
Papademos was proposed for the position of Prime Minister of Greece on 10 November 2011, after the head of the governing party, George Papandreou, decided to step down, and allow a provisional coalition government to form with the task of taking Greece out of the major political crisis caused by the country's debt crisis.
Lucas Papademos set two conditions in order to accept being the prime minister of an interim government. First, that the new government would not have a very restricted life span as the New Democracy party had demanded and secondly, that political figures from both main political parties, PASOK and New Democracy, would participate, which was also vetoed by New Democracy. Eventually New Democracy yielded to Papademos' demands, and the new cabinet includes Ministers from PASOK, New Democracy and the far right Popular Orthodox Rally.
After a week of political turmoil, the new coalition cabinet and Prime Minister Lucas Papademos were formally sworn in on 11 November 2011. The new government is a coalition between three of five parliamentary parties, PASOK, New Democracy and the Popular Orthodox Rally. The remaining two parliamentary parties, the Communist Party and the Coalition of the Radical Left Party, had refused Papandreou's invitation to join talks on a new unity government. It is the first time that the far right has joined a Greek government since a military junta fell in 1974.
The coalition government's main task is to allow the EU bailout to proceed and eventually to pave the way for elections. Papademos, who is not an elected MP, has said his priority will be to keep Greece in the eurozone.
 Personal life
Papademos has been married to Sana Ingram - of Dutch descent - for more than 30 years. They have no children.
French, German leaders stress urgency with Greece's new prime minister
By the CNN Wire Staff
November 13, 2011 -- Updated 1448 GMT (2248 HKT)
(CNN) -- A day after being sworn in as Greece's new prime minister, Lucas Papademos talked Saturday with the leaders of France and Germany about efforts to address his nation's continuing economic woes -- including negative ramifications if certain moves aren't made soon.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both congratulated Papademos on his ascension when they talked with him on Saturday afternoon, according to a statement from Sarkozy's office.
Sarkozy and Merkel then expressed an "urgent need" for Greece's new leader to ensure that his country adheres to its past commitments, including implementation of an Oct. 27 bailout package brokered between former Prime Minister George Papandreou and other European leaders.
Greece will not get its next aid payment until "further steps (are) taken," the statement from Sarkozy's office said. Those funds -- tied to a separate 2010 deal -- are essential to ensure that Greece does not default on its debts in the next few weeks.
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