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Living in Squeezed Britain: Attitudes to Wealth and Economic Inequality in the New Age of Austerity

By Yvonne D  

Even in the most optimistic economic projections, it seems the UK will remain squeezed for at least ten years. At the same time, the large growth in income inequalities experienced since the 1970s has not been reversed. Attitudes to wealth and income inequalities are cast in a new light in this era of austerity. Consumer behaviours and attitudes to money which were fostered by the boom of the Eighties and Nineties are obsolete – and, worse, they will create growing resentment if unchecked.

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