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Depends on your definition of middle class, but I think we are reaching the point where even the owners of small and medium sized businesses need look over their shoulders.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Apr 25th, 2011 at 04:15:09 PM EST
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Well, small and medium-sized business doesn't need to fear capital nearly as much as it needs to fear the City.

I really wish this would be drummed into people's heads until they get it: Making money and creating value are not the same thing, and in modern Britain they are only tangentially connected, if at all. So deep should it be instilled when stuffed shirts whine about "the most productive" people of the country being "taxed to death," the instinctive reaction is "yeah, yeah, but what do they actually produce if they're so 'productive'?"

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Apr 25th, 2011 at 06:46:09 PM EST
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JakeS for EP.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Apr 26th, 2011 at 02:56:15 AM EST
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