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The Tyranny Of Oil

November 17, 2008
Standard Oil Building

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a no-holds-barred book that traces the story of Big Oil from the rise of John D. Rockefeller‘s Standard Oil Company to the scandals and obscene profits of today

Juhasz convincingly demonstrates how Standard Oil’s descendants—Exxon, Mobil, and Chevron—have reassembled much of the power once wielded by their progenitor

As she shows, the world environment, the U.S. economy, and the lives of millions have suffered in consequence.”

The hardest-hitting exposé of the oil industry in decades answers today’s most pressing energy questions:

Why did oil and gasoline prices rise (and fall) so quickly?
• Where will prices go in the future?
• Who’s really controlling those prices?
• How much oil is left?
• How far will Big Oil go to get it?

• And at what cost to the economy, environment, human rights, worker safety, public health, democracy, and America’s place in the world?


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