The Tyranny of Oil

The Tyranny of Oil

The World's Most Powerful Industry-and What We Must Do to Stop It

Book - 2008
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Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c2008.
ISBN: 9780061434518
Characteristics: 468 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jan 04, 2014

I guess Ms. Juhasz is an oil expert, at least that's what the reviewer claims. I guess Ms. Juhasz knows something about oil corporations, since she is forever repeating their progapaganda memes and treating them as some form of monolithic enemy, without ever evincing the least amount of thought to reflect upon the obvious: someone owns those oil companies? Why is this so beyond the airheaded, muddled thinking (one assumes it isn't purposeful disingenuousness) of Ms. Juhasz? Sadly, and unforgiveably, Ms. Juhasz exemplifies pure stupidity in repeating the paper mythology of the "breakup" of Standard OIl, John Moody can only be laughing from his grave, even he understood such a thing never happened, excepting on paper. Rockefeller's oil company's stock was traded on the opaque Curb Market, not the somewhat more transparent stock market, which allowed him to transfer his wealth and ownership to a large network of foundations - - avoiding taxation while establishing even greater control of its stock. Clueless appears to be the existing state of Ms. Juhasz, but do send her money and buy her hapless books, as that appears to be what she's all about! (Bill McGibben, James Howard Kunstler, Antonia Juhasz, and Steve Coll: confused and muddled people, or The Corporation's "activists"? For anyone who believe's Juhasz got it right on the history of Rockefeller's Standard Oil, today called ExxonMobil, please read Rep. Wright Patman's congressional study on foundations and trusts, circa 1967-1968.)

Nov 26, 2008

superficial and too bias

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