Challenging the conventional wisdom surrounding high oil prices, this compelling argument sheds an entirely new light on free market industry fundamentals By deciphering past, present, and future geopolitical events, it makes the case that oil pricing and availability have a long history of being employed as economic weapons by the United States Despite ample world supplies and reserves, high prices are now being used to tryto rein in Chinaa reverse of the low price strategy used in the 1980s to deprive the Soviets of hard currency Far from conspiracy theory, the debate notes how the U.S has previously used the oil majors, the Saudis, and market intervention to move marketsandshows howthis is happening again This compact and unorthodox analysis will appeal to a broad audiencefrom energy consumers puzzled by intractably high oil prices to producers wondering how long windfall prices can defy gravity....
|Title||:||The Oil Card: Global Economic Warfare in the 21st Century|
|Publisher||:||Trine Day July 22, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||250 pages|
|File Size||:||980 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Oil Card: Global Economic Warfare in the 21st Century Reviews
Oil is highly priced. But wait, all goods are priced at the market price. You can't thwart the laws of supply and demand, can you?
This book is amazingly accurate......this guy gets it. I am so very glad I read this, and will re read it and recommend to friends.
A must read for anybody wanting to understand the real reasons behind the Iraq debacle and present day oil pricing.
Found it a tough read with numerous incidents reported of oil production, market manipulation, etc. The point is well taken though that if a commodity like oil and it's pricing can be deliberately kept low and impact the revenues of an enemy country, then any product and its pricing can similarly be controlled at will.
Excellent book. Well documented. Interesting parallels to today's energy situation.
The book makes a well supported case for the probability of the manipulation of the oil market as a foreign policy tool used to reward US allies and punish enemies. It's not comprehensive in researching the big oil, drug, arms, banking, military, intelligence alliances, but it is well worth reading.
IS this trhe way the Oil Industry works? I was in it for 12 years, and I only participated in a slice, but it seems more political than the author describes
This book is an easy read. It is well documented with footnotes; I liked that. Wars can be fought in a variety ways. In fact this might be considered as the modern way to fight a war, avoiding all the terrible destruction, and inconvenient death, and rebuilding. I do want to repeat the book is documented, and I think is important. The author invites you verify his thought process, or to make your connections.