Broke: How to Survive the Middle-Class Crisis

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Paperback. Pub Date :2014-01-16 Pages: 352 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK If you thought being middle-class meant your own home. something set aside for the kids and a comfortable retirement - think again.For the first time ever. today's middle classes will struggle to enjoy the same privileges of security and comfort that their grandparents did. How did this situation come about What can be done about itIn this beautifully shaped inquiry. David Boyle questions why the middle classes are diminishing and how their status. independence and values ??are being eroded From Thatcher's boost of the mortgage market in 1980 to the move from regional to centralised institutions;. from the collapse of Barings Bank to the 1986 Big Bang. 'Broke' examines the key moments in recent history that threatened the middle-class way of life.What he discovers is that the triumphs of...

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David Boyle has been writing about the past and the future, and new ideas in economics, for more than a quarter of a century. He is a fellow of the New Economics Foundation and has just completed an independent review for the Cabinet Office. He is the author of The Tyranny of Numbers, The Human Element and Authenticity: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life. He lives in London.

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