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Middle-class families are seeing their incomes stagnating as they are squeezed by the ultra-rich taking a bigger slice, says an international report from the OECD economics think tank. The report says the middle classes are being "hollowed out", with declining chances of rising prosperity and growing fears of job insecurity. The OECD says there will be political consequences for Western countries. It says middle classes have often been the "bedrock of democracy". Against a background of political populism and concerns about rising extremism, the report says that traditionally moderate middle-class families are feeling "left behind" and are increasingly likely to support "anti-establishment" movements. Full story

10 April

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