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Salaried white-collar workers:‘the public-sector salariat’
- ‘Scotland no longer has a middle class, either on the Victorian entrepreneurial model or within the Marxist concept of the bourgeoisie: instead, it has a Soviet-style nomenklatura, a public-sector salariat living well.’
- ‘The assemblies will, however, entirely change the face of local government - giving far greater opportunity for the salariat to flourish.’
- ‘Those in the service class or salariat exercise delegated authority or specialized knowledge and expertise on behalf of their employing organization.’
- ‘In a review of Naguib Mahfouz's work in this book, Ghosh argues that the claim often made for Mahfouz's work, that it was a microcosm of Egyptian life, is deluded because Mahfouz's subject is the urban salariat, narrowly defined.’
Early 20th century: from French, from salaire salary, on the pattern of prolétariat proletariat.
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