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The Resource Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela, Raúl Gallegos, (electronic resource)

Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela, Raúl Gallegos, (electronic resource)

Label
Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela
Title
Crude nation
Title remainder
how oil riches ruined Venezuela
Statement of responsibility
Raúl Gallegos
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beneath Venezuelan soil lies an ocean of crude--the world's largest reserves--an oil patch that shaped the nature of the global energy business. Unfortunately, a dysfunctional anti-American, leftist government controls this vast resource and has used its wealth to foster voter support, ultimately wreaking economic havoc. Crude Nation reveals the ways in which this mismanagement has led to Venezuela's economic ruin and turned the country into a cautionary tale for the world. Raúl Gallegos, a former Caracas-based oil correspondent, paints a picture both vivid and analytical of the country's economic decline, the government's foolhardy economic policies, and the wrecked lives of Venezuelans. Without transparency, the Venezuelan government uses oil money to subsidize life for its citizens in myriad unsustainable ways, while regulating nearly every aspect of day-to-day existence in Venezuela. This has created a paradox in which citizens can fill up the tanks of their SUVs for less than one American dollar while simultaneously enduring nationwide shortages of staples such as milk, sugar, and toilet paper. Gallegos's insightful analysis shows how mismanagement has ruined Venezuela again and again over the past century and lays out how Venezuelans can begin to fix their country, a nation that can play an important role in the global energy industry"--
  • "Crude Nation tells the story of how ruinous mismanagement has resulted in the economic implosion of Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves in the world"--
  • "Beneath Venezuelan soil lies an ocean of crude--the world's largest reserves--an oil patch that shaped the nature of the global energy business. Unfortunately, a dysfunctional anti-American, leftist government controls this vast resource and has used its wealth to foster voter support, ultimately wreaking economic havoc. Crude Nation reveals the ways in which this mismanagement has led to Venezuela's economic ruin and turned the country into a cautionary tale for the world. Raúl Gallegos, a former Caracas-based oil correspondent, paints a picture both vivid and analytical of the country's economic decline, the government's foolhardy economic policies, and the wrecked lives of Venezuelans. Without transparency, the Venezuelan government uses oil money to subsidize life for its citizens in myriad unsustainable ways, while regulating nearly every aspect of day-to-day existence in Venezuela. This has created a paradox in which citizens can fill up the tanks of their SUVs for less than one American dollar while simultaneously enduring nationwide shortages of staples such as milk, sugar, and toilet paper. Gallegos's insightful analysis shows how mismanagement has ruined Venezuela again and again over the past century and lays out how Venezuelans can begin to fix their country, a nation that can play an important role in the global energy industry"--
  • "Crude Nation tells the story of how ruinous mismanagement has resulted in the economic implosion of Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves in the world"--
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DLC
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1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallegos, Raul
Dewey number
330.987
LC call number
HD9574.V42
LC item number
G35 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Financial crises
  • Venezuela
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
Label
Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela, Raúl Gallegos, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001703116
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781612347707
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016010857
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001703116
Label
Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela, Raúl Gallegos, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001703116
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781612347707
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016010857
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001703116

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