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  • proper n. The political ideology attributed to the governments of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990), characterised by, among other things, a free market economy, privatisation and low taxation.

Etymologies

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Thatcher +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Brown won't use the term Thatcherism because he is scared many people will say 'actually that's what we need right now, to clear up another Labour mess'.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Chicago School dogma became known as Thatcherism in Britain, but its prime minister wasn't an early adherent.

    Reviewing Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine"

  • There are some who say that Thatcherism is not, and never was, a coherent set of detailed policies but, instead, a series of values and instincts that have evolved into policies.

    An Industrialist's View of Britain

  • The state capitalism that, in the 1980s and 1990s, we called Thatcherism or Reaganism was nothing approaching a free market.

    The Libertarian Alliance: BLOG

  • The reviewer brilliantly summarised the work of Damien Hirst et al: "It has often been remarked that Young British Art was a cultural offshoot of Thatcherism, which is a polite way of saying that the artists of Hirst's generation were a bunch of enterprising self-publicists, big on force of personality but small on talent".

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The "Iron Lady" restored Britain's clout in the world with her own brand of popular capitalism, termed Thatcherism, and some powerful trends.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2005

  • Indeed, much of what later would be called Thatcherism was to be found in those speeches.

    THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS

  • Now Margaret Thatcher was in a position to pursue a program that would deserve to be called Thatcherism.

    THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS

  • What was once termed "Thatcherism" is now accepted common sense.

    The Guardian World News

  • Then in the 1980s, things proceeded further, with so-called Thatcherism and Reaganomics, the development of junk bonds, hostile takeovers.

    LaRouche's Latest

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