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Seized with Outcomes

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Two: Everything She Wants by Charles Moore Allen Lane, 2015, 880 pages, $69.99 “Earners become owners,” frequently declared Margaret Thatcher. This aphorism neatly defined some of her key values, as well as her political style. She was seized with outcomes. Contrary to the strictures of her many critics, she was not a mindless ideologue, but she did know what she wanted to achieve. And she had an acute understanding of the impact of incentives on individuals and the almost limitless opportunities those incentives could provide. Volume Two of Charles Moore’s authorised biography of Margaret…

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