Oil and Finance by Raymond J. Learsy
The Epic Corruption

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These political essays, which originally appeared in the Huffington Post, chronicle the financial and environment malfeasance of the oil industry during the last five years.
     Oil is a commodity that is essential to the world's economic well-being. But it is also an industry rife with corruption. In OIL AND FINANCE, author Raymond J. Learsy chronicles the problems within the oil industry and details how these issues affect both US and global politics.
     Culled from a collection of essays that first appeared in the Huffington Post throughout the last five years, OIL AND FINANCE provides an illuminating understanding about where we've been and where we're headed as a nation with respect to our fossil-fuel consumption, our environment, our financial system, our security, and our place on the global stage. It uncovers the truth behind oil pricing--including its speculation and manipulation, the politics of oil and its impact on our security, oil's influence on our domestic and foreign policies, OPEC's success, and the menacing impact of oil on the environment.
     OIL AND FINANCE presents a real-time account of a nation in crisis. Filled with contemplations and reactions, it is also a call to arms and a battle plan. It communicates how we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil, develop alternative energy sources, stabilize our economy, shore up our national security--and prosper as a people.

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Published May 13, 2011 by iUniverse. 344 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Learsy’s writing has a blunt, plainspoken style—sample headline: “The Oil Market Plays Casino While the Obama Administration Acts as Croupier”—that sits well with his populist indictment of Wall Street and its patsies in Washington.

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Where are our vigilant Congress, our administration, our somnolent justice department and Federal Trade Commission while the oil boys are taking us to the cleaners?” In a 2009 essay about the Wall Street implosion, Learsy writes that the United States’ “creative vision and sense of fair play are ...

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One standard definition of “epic” is “surpassing the usual or ordinary, especially in scope or size.” It is unfortunate that Raymond Learsy is not exaggerating when he uses the term in the title of his new book, Oil and Finance: The Epic Corruption Continues 2010-2012.

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America runs on oil and gasoline, but it’s money that makes the world go ’round, a fact that Raymond Learsy illuminates poignantly in his collection of essays Oil and Finance: The Epic Corruption.

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