The squeezed middle

One of the greatest developments in this country over the past two decades was the explosion in the number of middle-income families. This - and not the creation of a small class of super-rich (many

8th January, 2012

One of the greatest developments in this country over the past two decades was the explosion in the number of middle-income families. This - and not the creation of a small class of super-rich (many of whom are now super-broke) - was the great social change of the Celtic tiger. Living standards for the vast majority of people shot up.

In many cases these were newly elevated members of the middle class, the first-ever generation...

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