Recently the Economist summed up the European economic situation, including Italy's, as, "Fifty Shades of Gray without the Sex." So now what? This was the leitmotif of the annual workshop of the 30-year-old Council for the United States and Italy, chaired by Council president and Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne. Not surprisingly, the most eagerly awaited speaker was economist Fabrizio Saccomani, Minister for the Economy and Finance. To this crucial role Saccomini brings broad international experience beginning with his post-grad years at Princeton University. As Marchionne put it, "Just how is Italy to get its economy back on track? This is the challenge."