For 30 years since she took office, market democracies worldwide surged, generating unprecedented political and economic freedom, and reducing extreme poverty by almost half. Today, according to The Economist, the fundamentals of democracratic society are under threat yet again. This time, not as much from external threats, but from factions misleading their constituencies about the true paths to prosperity.
In that moment in lower Manhattan, Maggie Thatcher once again stood in bright contrast to the dismal surroundings. Her memory should inspire each of us to likewise stand for the ideals and achievements that are her national and global legacy.
Matthew studied economics at Brigham Young University and business and government at Harvard University. He is a GM at Deseret Digital Media where he oversees Deseret Connect and Deseret News Service. email@example.com or @Sanders_Matt
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