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In January 1948, Alessandro Levi, a special student within the fields of legislations, philosophy and political idea, released an editorial entitled "The 'return' of Carlo Cattaneo. " 1 Levi, himself the writer of an im­ portant paintings on Cattaneo, 2 said on numerous projects which were taken by way of Italian students considering the fact that 1945 to rescue the Lombard author and flesh presser from relative obscurity. With a few monetary the help of the town of Milan, a committee of Italian and Swiss students have been shaped within the spring of 1946 to put up Cattaneo's works, which until eventually then had in simple terms seemed in fragmentary and uncritical three variations. LeMonnier of Florence had agreed to post the recent edi­ tion. in the meantime, the Lombard historian Rinaldo Caddeo used to be getting ready with enormous pains an version of a number of volumes of Cattaneo's correspondence. additionally, a catalog of fabrics touching on Cat­ taneo and located one of the Crispi papers was once being ready on the nation documents in Palermo. a short biography had seemed in 1945 and different works by way of historians, political scientists, and reporters have been four in growth. those tasks appeared lengthy past due, in view of the truth that Cattaneo's contemporaries had thought of him a number one determine within the liberal-democratic present of the Risorgimento. As Levi said in his article, notwithstanding, those efforts to rescue Cattaneo's paintings from obscurity have been anything greater than a belated tribute to a massive player within the historical past of 19th century Italy.

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82 At the same time, his moderate proposals and apparent loyalty to the regime made him less and less popular with the opposition. On January 14, 1848, the Congregazione Centrale Lombarda, a regional assembly with primarily advisory functions, sent its recommendations for reform to Archduke Rainier. But in Vienna, government officials were so deeply divided among themselves that no action was taken upon these recommendations. Count Ficquelmont, meanwhile, wrote his own proposal for administrative decentralization of the Kingdom and for increased participation of Italian elements in the bureaucracy.

Greenfield wrote, incorrectly, that a merger took place in 1845 (Economics and Liberalism, 185). Actually, Cattaneo only agreed to make occasional contributions to Rivista Europea. A PROGRESSIVE MIND IN THE AGE OF RESTORATION 27 a chance to devote more time to other matters. As a businessman, he was moderately successful, but he lost substantial sums of money in the attempt to save his brother Giuseppe from bankruptcy. 59 While devoting considerable attention to family affairs, Cattaneo also remained active in various civic and cultural organizations, especially in the Foundation for the Encouragement of Arts and Trades, which Enrico Mylius, a German businessman residing in Milan, had established to promote technical education and crafts.

In his words: Let it be said once more: a country's industrial might grows in proportion to the vastness and diversity of its area of production and marketing. 55 , Cattaneo pointed out several disadvantages in List's proposed national system of political economy. In the first place, it restricted a manufacturer's potential market. A country which refused to import could not expect other countries to open their doors to its own products. Thus, industrial protectionism tended to transform one country after another into a kind of economic island at the very time when railroads and steamers were making the exchange of goods easier and cheaper than 54 Scritti economici, II, 389.

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