Thatcher and corporatist corruption

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 08.25.01Margaret Thatcher‘s belief, writes Dalrymple, that the idea of public service

was a mask for private rent-seeking, which could be avoided only by the introduction of the management techniques of the private sector, paved the way for the corporatist corruption of Blair and Brown. She helped create a large class of apparatchiks posing as businessmen, who learned how to loot the public purse

Blair and Brown

expanded the public sector to secure votes and increased dependency on the state. They did so by borrowing.

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