The year is 2024. The world's economic prospects have perked up a bit since the collapse of the euro. The Germans are happily spending deutschmarks again; the Greeks are back with the drachma. Almost all of the leaders in power from a decade earlier have been swept away - Angela Merkel, David Cameron, and Nick Clegg (remember him?). Even Silvio Berlusconi has reluctantly accepted retirement. Italy's former premier now spends his days in his Sardinian villa with a group of showgirls.