The article laments the poor financing of cultural goods and performing arts in the last Financial Law in Italy, even though a new Government has taken place, which in its program had given high priority to these sectors of public intervention. One of the problems is an insufficient selection of objectives by the government and an excessive humility facing the rules of the European Union Stability Pact. When looking at such rules, it is apparent that the parameters of fiscal diligence (deficit/GDP, public debt/GDP) provide an automatic preference to those public expenditures that result in monetary revenues or incomes. Thus, all expenditure that does not result in money outputs is not computed: public expenditure is reckoned as cost, and no mention is made of the utilities created by it. If the Stability Pact continues, all public functions are destined to be extinguished.