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Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take All
Rachel Maddow’s Blowout offers a dark, serpentine, fascinating tour of the unthinkably profitable and corrupt oil-and-gas business. along with her trademark style, Maddow takes US on a switchback journey round the globe—from state capital to geographical area to Equatorial Guinea—exposing the greed and incompetence of massive Oil and Gas. She shows however Russia’s wealthy reserves of crude have, paradoxically, inferior its growth, forcing Vladimir Putin to take care of his power by spreading Russia’s rot into its rivals, its neighbors, the us, and therefore the West’s most vital alliances. Chevron, BP, and a number of different business players get their star flip, however ExxonMobil and therefore the deceivingly well-behaved Rex Tillerson emerge as 2 of the past century’s most eventful company villains. The oil-and-gas business has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. however being incensed at it’s, per Maddow, “like being umbrageous once a lion takes down and grub a antelope. you cannot extremely blame the lion. It’s in her nature.”
This book could be a clarion decision to contain the lion: to prevent subsidizing the wealthiest business on earth, to fight for transparency, and to visualize the influence of predatory oil executives and their enablers. The stakes have not been higher. As Maddow writes, “Democracy either wins this one or disappears.”