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Privatisation – a Good Idea at the Time?

The story of privatisation, from a political idea in the 1980s to a global economic trend

The story of privatisation, from the 1980s when British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher aimed to take business decisions out of the hands of politicians, raise money for improvements in services, cut borrowing and stimulate the economy. But does privatisation always work? This four-part series talks to workers, bosses, pollicians and consumers.
Today: reports from Britain, Argentina and India.
Presenter: Nigel Cassidy.

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BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project