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Black Gold Stranglehold

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Experts estimate that Americans consume more than 25 percent of the world's oil but have control over less than 3 percent of its proven oil supply. This unbalanced pattern of consumption makes it possible for foreign governments, corrupt political leaders, terrorist organizations and oil conglomerates to hold the economy and the citizens of the United States in a virtual s ...more
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published October 14th 2005 by WND Books
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Daniel Picard
Mar 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book taught me a great lesson; research the author of books before you read them.

I stopped halfway through as it was feeling like a 2016 Donald Trump rally.

Boris
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
A dated overview of the geopolitics and economics of oil. The book has numerous egregious errors of fact and prose that indicate very hasty, poor or non-existent editing. The book was published in 2005 and thus missed-out on the fracking revolution of the past 5 years.

There were some interesting facts to be had and the author promulgates the theory that oil is abiotic in origin and potentially an unlimited resource.

Not a bad introductory read for those who know nothing about the economics of oil
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