Thatcher was a product of her time, says duvinrouge. Capitalism was in crisis in the 1970’s. To avoid a major recession Bretton Woods was ditched. There was no longer a direct link to gold & fiat money launched financialisation. What finance capital needed above all else was the abolition of capital controls. This, alongside the defeat of the trade unions & privatisation, was Thatcher’s significant achievement. With the free movement of capital banks were able to begin ‘globalisation’. Imperial colonies were no longer needed to plunder the world. Finance capital directing the multi-national corporations were able to further discipline & enslave the workers of the world. But all this was built upon the dodgy foundations of excessive credit/debt which has ultimately led to the crisis capitalism faces today. Hence Thatcher’s wins were battles won that only postponed, & importantly magnified, the crisis of capitalism. Capitalism will still lose the war.