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Latest research reveals that the very rich have generally become much richer while ever more millions of working people – including many who might once have thought of themselves as middle class – have been made hungry and desperate, cast onto the social scrapheap of joblessness. Picture: iStock
Latest research reveals that the very rich have generally become much richer while ever more millions of working people – including many who might once have thought of themselves as middle class – have been made hungry and desperate, cast onto the social scrapheap of joblessness. Picture: iStock

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Six months ago, the gross, even terrifying, social and economic inequalities that were regarded as normal around the world were highlighted when the Covid-19 coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the Word Health Organisation. Since then, those inequalities have become even more gross and terrifying.

Latest research reveals that the very rich have generally become much richer while ever more millions of working people – including many who might once have thought of themselves as middle class – have been made hungry and desperate, cast onto the social scrapheap of joblessness.

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