This quote is supposed to confirm Thatcher as an anti-social radical individualist of the ayn rand distemper.
Junk the ayn rand rhetoric about moochers and takers and spare a compassionate word for the unemployed.
Around the same time, the not-so-fresh-faced ayn rand was asked to provide producer Hal Wallis with a few ideas on the subject.
"rocky ridge overlooking a river valley," 1839, South African English, from Afrikaans, from Dutch rand "edge, margin," cognate with Old English rand "brink, bank." As a unit of currency, adopted by the Republic of South Africa in 1961 (see Krugerrand). Johnson's dictionary has rand "Border; seam: as the rand of a woman's shoe."