Fondazione Feltrinelli – a private foundation specialized on industrial relations, economic history and sociology of work – has asked me to comment an investigative report published on Espresso in 1973 “Diplomato, Laureato e poi Disoccupato” (High School, University and then Unemployed).I was impressed by the modernity of the analysis I read, actually the problems young graduates were facing in 1973 are pretty much similar to those their 2017 peers are facing. Part of the reason lies in the fact that ruling classes in Italy are incapable of seeing young as a resource for Italian development, marginalizing them on the labour market and in public life.