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    Welcome to The Gods That Failed blog.

    Our new book was published on 5 June by The Bodley Head, and we've set this up to give ourselves, and the public, the chance to learn about and discuss the economic crisis that we're currently all facing.

    It's high time people realised how and why we've reached the state we're now in. The Gods that Failed argues that we need a new system: instead of an increasingly risk-prone, privatised, profit-driven economic model overseen by a largely unaccountable and speculation-obsessed elite, we need an economy that is run and regulated in the interests of ordinary people.

    Dan Atkinson - The conception of The Gods that Failed

    Posted by Editors on June 12, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Read Dan Atkinson’s latest blog entry on the conception of The Gods that Failed.

    The Gods that Failed on the Radio

    Posted by Editors on June 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Larry and Dan had a great interview on BBC London today with Robert Elms - and Larry will be on BBC2’s  Daily Politics show on Monday at midday.

    More bloggers

    Posted by Editors on June 9, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Since the book’s release on Thursday, we’ve had some great responses in the blogging community. According to Andy Howell’s Political Futures blog, The Gods that Failed ‘may well become something of a seminal book for those on the left.’ See the full review here.

    Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson - Podcasts

    Posted by Editors on June 4, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Credit Crunch Explained

    What’s the book about?

    Why ‘The Gods that Failed’?

    Hear Dan & Larry on the Today programme this Thursday

    Posted by Editors on June 2, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Dan and Larry will be discussing The Gods that Failed on Thursday morning’s Today Programme (Radio 4). Don’t miss it! (but if you do, you can listen again up to seven days after.)

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