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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.

    No housing for Olympians now the Gods have failed

    Posted by Editors on June 23, 2008 at 10:01 am

    The brave new world of the New Olympians - the ideas and actors behind the current financial chaos - has now been exposed, but in London the Olympic dream is also crumbling fast. Plans to build the Olympic village for 2012 are now in jeopardy as the credit crunch and sliding housing market means that - once again - taxpayers may now have to step in to cover the extra costs. read the full story here.

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    1. Jennifer Akdemir says

      I notice the blurb on the back of “The Gods that Failed” says the new Olympians have been planning the advance of neoliberal economics and politics: is it also possible that it is part of an assault on all the attempts to make society more equitable which took place between 1945 and 1979? They are aiming to take us back to feudalism - of the lord in his castle and the serfs who have nmo choice but to work for him or starve, even though they sometimes end up starving anyway.

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