Comments on: Maggie Thatcher versus the establishment Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: satori23 Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:26:51 +0000 It’s in the news these days, easy to pick up. Many analysts/commentators link late lady policies (that let financial institution run amok) with on-going financial crisis… there are some references in article above…

Probe google for ‘thatcher financial deregulation’, if you will.

Reuters has some reflections on her ‘mixed legacy’ here: 9/us-eurozone-periphery-thatcher-idUSBRE 9380NW20130409

By: OneOfTheSheep Thu, 11 Apr 2013 02:58:26 +0000 @satori23,

Very interesting. Hadn’t read that.

But I’m confused. Can you explain how that boost to the London market and it’s influence to this day constituted “damage” attributable to “Thatcherism and derivatives”? What “damage”?

By: satori23 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:52:12 +0000 @OneOfTheSheep

i was referring to the rollback of big bang… effect. inancial_markets)


By: OneOfTheSheep Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:32:45 +0000 @satori23,

Precisely how, as the Euro sinks into the sunset?

By: satori23 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:11:41 +0000 “Thatcher never sought power after her party showed her to the door. But no subsequent prime minister of either party has tried to reverse the basic changes she made in British life.”

In reality, we’re repairing damage done by Thatcherism and derivatives as we type.

By: OneOfTheSheep Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:01:36 +0000 Some of us are driven by a sense of destiny into leadership when all seems at risk and bold action required if the “ship of state be saved from the storm”. She took a helm that had long been abandoned and steered a steady course.

Given the choice between saving the ship and uniting the crew, she chose to save the ship. I salute her!

The “Iron Lady” title gets it wrong. She was always the lady, but with a will (and resolve) of iron. She was an intelligent, insightful and thinking leader who did what she could, where she was, with what she had. She “made a difference” and much of her legacy remains.

We are all “failures” if judged by what we DON’T accomplish. She was the right person at the right time with the right gifts. She used them well and truly.

By: Urban_Guerilla Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:56:42 +0000 “But what Thatcher found was a problem – not a solution. She didn’t unite her country, she polarized it.”

If you compare her legacy as described on her departure from downing street and then in her obituaries, you will notice it is largely crumbled already.

For this reason, while Thatcher was something of a political colossus, she was not a great national leader. Not by a long shot.

The real fundamental questions facing Britain, over our relationship with Europe, and managing our decline, she ducked.

By: jorge62 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:22:51 +0000 Mr. Obama should read this excellent article.

By: NorthernLight Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:07:53 +0000 Hey don’t worry about it, the governments can just spend their way out of it. As my very liberal friend says “So what that we are trillions in debt.. 4 years of politics is a lifetime to correct mistakes of the past.” HAHAH.. yes, let’s forget facts, logic and clear evidence against bad policies. Let us let the guys who got us into a mess get us out.

Thatcher was a visionary in calling it like she saw it– the current road and old road will lead to worse times than the present. She was one of the few people who would stop and think about policy, about long term ramifications, instead of caving to demands of “think of the poor as they exist right now.” Many nations now are not worried about the future, they refuse to sow the seeds of prosperity, choosing very temporary solutions such as ‘monetary easing’ and increased welfare programs. The downward spiral and shortsightedness is becoming nauseating.. cheers to Thatcher for having some insight of fail policies. If we don’t see a global depression in the next 4 years, I will be genuinely surprised.