Are we still paying the price of Baroness Thatcher's poorer decisions? I suspect we are. Take pensions, for example.
You could argue the current crisis goes back to the former Prime Minister's policy of taxing pension surpluses - remember them - for any fund over 105 per cent covered.
That, and companies awarding themselves generous pension holidays as a result, meant there was not enough back-up to cover the harder times.
What then about energy? Lady Thatcher privatised the state monopolies and opened up the sector to competition. In some ways that worked very successfully.
You could criticise it as something of a Boris Yeltsin-style giveaway of state assets which made a lot of undeserving people rich, but competition kept prices down to the benefit of everyone, particularly industry.
But what it didn't do was incentivise the sector to go out and find new and preferably clean sources of power.
It was the era of North Sea oil and gas and there was plenty of it.
Now our oil and gas has more or less run out, we are having to buy in foreign gas at exorbitant prices, everyone acknowledges there is a looming energy crisis.
But perhaps one of the Iron Lady's greatest legacies was the special relationship with the US. This was not new of course and dated from the Second World War but perhaps she took it to greater levels with her double act with President Ronald Reagan.
The special relationship has largely been on the basis of British subservience.
It started with Britain having to sign away important bases in return for a fleet of clapped out destroyers when we were fighting Hitler on our own.
OK, there was Marshall Aid to Europe, but the US stuffed us over Suez.
Yes, we did get nuclear capability from the US but we had to pay for it and Britain's contribution to the Bomb was significant.
Mrs Thatcher got her payoff in terms of missiles to fire at the Argentinians in the Falklands War.
But how much do we get out of the special relationship today? Not much thinks CBI director general Sir Digby Jones.
He is upset about the Joint Strike Fighter where RollsRoyce has been shafted over a planned new engine to compete with Pratt & Whitney, and he is not happy at the way fast track extradition rules designed for drug dealers and terrorists have been used in white collar crime cases which could see British businessmen locked up for months while awaiting trial.
And, anyway, says Sir Digby, America's era is over.
"If the 19th century belonged to Britain, and the 20th century to the US, the 21st century will be Asia."
With China and India on a massive economic expansion, and the Japanese gradually destroying the US car industry, he may just be right.
So does the special relationship matter?
It probably does but the jury is surely out on how special it is any more.
Whatever her weaknesses, Lady Thatcher will go down in history as a great Prime Minister, but her legacy is decidedly mixed.