Monday, May 7, 2007
The Middle Classes of the UK are Becoming Poorer
God it's tough being filthy rich these days. In years gone by a few million in the bank was enough to get you the top table at any restaurant. But now we know that being a mere multi-millionaire is no longer good enough: to make it on to the bottom of the Rich List one has to have at least £70m.We are, at the moment, entering a landmark period of inequality, where the gap not just between rich and poor countries, but also between the haves and have-nots within the western world, is widening to almost unprecedented levels.