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Italians voted to forgive themselves.
Since their creation in 1871 they have followed the policy of salutary neglect regarding tax evasion,primarily because no one city was willing to cede wealth to another ancient rival.
Like Belgium they have old,very wealthy cities,and poor central governments.
The US suffers from this as well.It is seen each and every day in Congress,and is gradually emerging durng recent trials in China.
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