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An economic obituary

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An economic obituary

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Nick Crafts on the death of Lady Thatcher, and her governments' short and long term impact on economic performance. The policies of the Conservative governments led by Margaret Thatcher between 1979 and 1990 remain highly controversial more than 20 years later. In his article on Voxeu.com, Nick Crafts looks at the economic legacy left by Thatcherism and concludes that 'the Thatcher experiment' was about making a liberal market economy work better.