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The Gods That Failed By Dan Atkinson

The Gods That Failed
by Dan Atkinson

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But high in the boardrooms of Mount Olympus, the reckless lust of banks for big bonuses and bigger profits led to excesses that have proved unsupportable.
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The Gods That Failed: How the Financial Elite Have Gambled Away Our Futures by Dan Atkinson

You have been had. MARKETS ARE NOT MAGIC. DEBT IS NOT FREEDOM. THE GODS HAVE FAILED. A risk-prone, privatised profit-driven economic model overseen by a largely unaccountable, greedy and arrogant elite has resulted in one of the worst financial crises in history. The over-paid heroes of Wall Street and the City worshipped the gods of globalisation, financialisation and speculation, and during the years of economic growth we, and our governments, worshipped them too. But high in the boardrooms of Mount Olympus, the reckless lust of banks for big bonuses and bigger profits led to excesses that have proved unsupportable. The warning signs were ignored - now the Masters of the Universe are toppling and we're footing the bill. Find out how an unregulated elite were able to run riot with your cash, and find out how to stop it happening again.

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The Gods That Failed Reviews


"Agree, or disagree, you should read this book... As the crunch intensifies these critics are out in force - and the most influential of their books will undoubtedly turn out to be this readable yet controversial tome" * City A.M. *
"Well written and witty" * Daily Telegraph *
"Has withstood the test of time, despite being published before the events of this autumn - largely because the authors took such a pessimistic, not to mention dim, view of global finance in the first place...a rollicking, acerbic account of the bubble and its collapse" * Daily Telegraph *
"A superbly timed, trenchant analysis of the Anglo-American political culture that has turned the sober profession of banking into a supercasino where the house always wins" -- Misha Glenny * New Statesman *
"The arrogance of the view that the boom and bust cycle had been abolished, and the inevitability of the bust are vividly brought out in The Gods That Failed" * Observer *

About Dan Atkinson


Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson are Economics Editors of the Guardian and the Mail on Sunday respectively. They are the co-authors of Fantasy Island and The Age of Insecurity.

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GOR001393127
The Gods That Failed: How the Financial Elite Have Gambled Away Our Futures by Dan Atkinson
Dan Atkinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2009-01-22
368
009952368X
9780099523680
N/A
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