Over a Barrel: Breaking Oil's Grip on Our Future

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The Crude Truth: Do you want to know why you're paying so much at the pump these days? Raymond J. Learsy, a longtime commodities trader, explains the real facts behind today's outrageous gasoline prices by lifting the veil from the Mideast oil cartel. He shows how OPEC manipulates the oil markets with results that are destabilizing to the world's economy and threatening to America's national security. With refreshing candor and an insider's perspective, Learsy explains how OPEC: - promotes a bogus perception of ...
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Overview


The Crude Truth: Do you want to know why you're paying so much at the pump these days? Raymond J. Learsy, a longtime commodities trader, explains the real facts behind today's outrageous gasoline prices by lifting the veil from the Mideast oil cartel. He shows how OPEC manipulates the oil markets with results that are destabilizing to the world's economy and threatening to America's national security. With refreshing candor and an insider's perspective, Learsy explains how OPEC: - promotes a bogus perception of oil scarcity in order to hike prices and gain political power. - is compromised by connections to Islamist terrorists, who fuel anti-American hatred with dollars from our own pockets. - keeps Third World populations in crushing poverty, despite rich oil deposits found in their countries. - became the de facto master of Iraq's newly liberated oil fields. Along with a sweeping survey of OPEC's methods of economic domination, Over a Barrel offers a well-informed strategy for busting the Mideast oil cartel and charting our nation's course towards energy independence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594032035
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 10/25/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
The Barrel We're Over
The Scarcity Myth     15
Hysteria Premium     37
Oil Poor     55
Global Warming-the New Time Bomb     79
Energy Security Is National Security     93
How OPEC Put Us Over a Barrel and Where We Go from Here
OPEC's Bludgeon     103
Crude Squabbles     121
The Faustian Bargain     143
Tightening the Chokehold     157
Old Schemes for the New Millennium     171
Iraq's Real Victors     185
Doom for the World or Doom for OPEC?     213
Epilogue     239
Index     241
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