She was in power from 1979 to 1990. In the chart it is clearly visible how poverty started really climbing in 1985 reaching it's peak in 1990 and again in 1992, before starting to decline again. So her predecessors must've had some seriously profound, sophisitcated and long-fused poverty bombs in place.

And for equality not being an objective...it does often go hand in hand with how much money an individual has or has not in their possession, since we live in a society where everything is valued and traded in currency.
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