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    to remove a large number of jobs from an organization or economy in order to save money

    Globalisationcombined with the info-tech revolutionexerts a downward pressure on incomes, “hollowing out” middle income jobs and making it harder to climb out of low pay.

    Britain is in danger of being left with hollowed-out armed forces, the UK's top military officer has warned.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/10/2014
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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