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Foreword by John Vaizey
PART ONE 1 Embourgeoisement
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acquisitive society acquisitive tendencies affluence apathy attitudes become benefits Britain British society bureaucratic Burke's law capitalism cent centre collective acquisitiveness concept conflict consciousness consumer consumerism convergence countervailing power culture decline dividends effect egalitarianism embourgeoisement employers ethos excessive wage claims expenditure factor false consciousness household ideology incomes policy increase industrial relations inflation interest labour force Labour Party large sections legislation managerial manual workers market system middle classes middle-class values mixed economy myth national economy nationalized industries negative power non-manual Notes to Chapter old acquisitiveness oligarchy pension percentage permissive society political pressure groups private sector process of embourgeoisement production professional profits Protestant ethic public enterprise public sector real terms redundancies rise shareholders shift social contract social mobility social parasitism socio-economic standard status statutory stratum strikes trade union movement trade unions trends under-privileged unofficial Welfare white-collar white-collar workers working-class