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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 - Reasons to be fearful


    Posted by Editors on May 29, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Call this a crisis? Dan Atkinson certainly does. Read his latest article on thisismoney.co.uk here.

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    1. Mike Dimmick says

      High oil prices also mean high food prices. These days, agriculture is a mechanized industry which uses vast amount of petrochemical fertilizer (using petroleum products as both feedstock and energy for the process) and energy in ploughing, sowing and harvesting the crops. The other inputs are of course seed (free if you retained some of last year’s crop), sunlight (free), air (free) and water (free if rainwater and groundwater is sufficient), and a small amount of agricultural labour. This means food prices largely vary with the crude oil and natural gas prices.

      June 3rd, 2008 | #

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