"Liberty, human dignity, a higher standard of living is fundamental. And, steadily, I think, people are beginning to realise that you don't have those things unless you have a pretty large private enterprise sector. Any Iron Curtain country has neither liberty, nor a very high standard of living. The two things go, economic and political freedom, go together. I've been right in the forefront of saying that, here, in the States, and it's very interesting to me now, to see a number of articles from people who are taking up the same theme. They are disturbed that Socialism is reducing liberty and freedom for ordinary people, and that's really what matters. "
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Margaret Thatcher
(1925-2013) British Prime Minister (1979–1990)
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1976 Feb 5, TV Interview for Thames TV 'This Week'
http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=102953
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