‘Italy’s lockdown has been a recipe for disaster’. My article on #Italy’s government reactions to the #Covid-19 #coronavirus published by @spikedonline

This article was published on 27 March 2020 and can be accessed by clicking on the link below: Italy’s lockdown has been a recipe for disaster This is the text of the article: Italy’s lockdown has been a recipe for disaster The government’s haphazard response to Covid-19 has exacerbated the health crisis. Dominic Standish More … Continue reading

‘Inside Italy’s #coronavirus lockdown’. Discussion including my comments on #Covid-19 for @spikedonline podcast

This podcast was recorded on the evening of 12 March 2020 and was broadcast on 13 March 2020. You can listed to it on this website: Inside Italy’s coronavirus lockdown   Alternatively, you can listen by subscribing to The Spiked Podcast, which I highly recommend, using this link: The spiked podcast

‘Life inside the Italian lockdown.’ My article on how #Italy’s response to #coronavirus (#Covid-19) risks social & economic implosion. Published by @spikedonline

This article was published during the evening of 11 March 2020. It can be read by clicking on the link below: Life inside the Italian lockdown I welcome any comments or questions on this serious situation. As I predicted in this article, after it was published this evening Italy’s government extended the shutdown to all … Continue reading

My interview on @SkyNews live about #coronavirus in Italy

This interview was conducted live on Sky News by Kay Burley on Monday 9 March 2020 and part of it can be viewed on Twitter (you probably need an account) by clicking on the image below. Sky News Live Interview I also had an article published by Spiked-online ‘How Italy succumbed to coronavirus’, which can … Continue reading

‘How Italy succumbed to coronavirus.’ My article published by @spikedonline, before the irrational US government raised the risk level for travel to the Italian Veneto & Lombardy regions to level 4

This article was published on 27 February 2020. So it was published before the irrational response to  the coronavirus by the US government, which raised the travel risk level to Italy to level 3 late on 28 February 2020, then to level 4 for the Veneto and Lombardy regions on 29 February. The article can … Continue reading

The #coronavirus or #COVID19 outbreak in #Italy has been met by a risk-averse, fearful panic. Instead of banning direct flights, closing schools in non-affected areas, a rational management response is needed. My comments on @SkyNews daily podcast

While it is logical to lock down areas (mostly in the Lombardy region like Codogno, plus Vo’ Eugeneo) with multiple cases of coronavirus, it is irrational to close schools, universities, museums, monuments and companies in areas without cases of the virus. Many of these institutions have been closed until 1 March 2020 in 5 regions … Continue reading

CityCity Magazine feature ‘Venice: a shifting metaphor for the human condition’

Below the article ‘Venice: a shifting metaphor for the human condition’ by Dominic Standish is reproduced from CityCity Magazine, Issue 3, Autumn 2013. For the full issue including the other articles please refer to wwww.citycitymagazine.com and contact the Editor, William Arthurs. CityCity Magazine, in the Autumn 2013 Issue, also published a book review of Venice … Continue reading

Book review of Roger Scruton’s ‘Green Philosophy’: weaknesses in thinking seriously about the planet

This is my review of Roger Scruton’s book ‘Green Philosophy. How to Think Seriously About the Planet’. The review was published by the Manchester Salon website on 22 April 2013 and I will be one of the speakers at a debate at the Salon on 24 April 2013. See this link to the debate: Modernisation, … Continue reading

Paper published about Venice and Italy: Renewables Policy as a Barrier to Energy Innovation

This academic paper by Dominic Standish has been published in the journal Energy and Environment, Vol. 23, No. 6 & 7, 2012. The full text of the paper is available using the publisher’s website here: Italy: Renewables Policy as a Barrier to Energy Innovation This is the abstract of the paper: Italy’s limited natural energy … Continue reading

Mayor of Venice reveals possible new solution to cruise ship ‘problem’

Giorgio Orsoni, Venice’s Mayor, has revealed that he has commissioned a study to investigate establishing a new maritime port for cruise ships at Marghera, which is on the mainland side of the Venetian lagoon. This proposal was outlined during a meeting on 2 October 2012 between the Mayor and representatives of the “No Big Ships” … Continue reading

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