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Margaret Thatcher: “We all know what they really mean”

3 February 2017

Margaret Thatcher, prime minister 1979-90

“Socialists cry ‘Power to the people’, and raise the clenched fist as they say it.

We all know what they really mean—power over people, power to the State.”

Margaret Thatcher, Speech to Conservative Central Council, March 1986



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  1. Andrew Makar permalink
    28 May 2017 3:57 pm

    This is the conundrum. The so-called capitalists are really only interested in markets that are free for them. For me, not so much. When corporations, whether private or public, get large, they will do everything possible to control their market place. I think they actually believe in controlled, top-down markets. They just want to be the ones that write the rules as opposed to governments. If anyone doubts this, they need only read their credit card contract.

    Every civilization is a mixture of individual and collective considerations.

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