OECD Observer
#41 Frankie and the middle classes
OECD Observer No 290/291, Q1-Q2 2012

"Dad, what's the 'squeezed middle' mean? Is it how your trousers get too tight when you eat too many biscuits?"

"Oh no, ha! It's a fairness thing. It's about not taxing the middle classes too much, and sharing the cost of the crisis. Cutting out loopholes so the wealthy don't avoid their obligations. You see?"

"So mum is right to hide the biscuits, to close a loophole and unsqueeze your middle." 

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