Internal Combustion

Internal Combustion

How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives

Book - 2006
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'Internal Combustion' is the compelling tale of corruption and manipulation that subjected the US and the world to an oil addiction that could have been avoided, and that was never necessary.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780312359072
0312359071
Branch Call Number: 333.8232 BLA
Characteristics: xxiv, 408 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Oct 19, 2013

We should be reminded by the recent shutdown of the American government (cost to taxpayers: $24 billion, minimum) led by the tea party candidate from Texas, Ted Cruz, and that one of his donors was Berkshire Hathaway, whose principal, Warren Buffett proclaimed that the rich should pay their taxes, while his company, Berkshire Hathaway, has been tied up in the tax courts for many years because they don't wish to pay any taxes owed! Also, that Buffett owns the railroad BNSF and energy holding companying involved in transporting the coal across Washington state and, that Buffett was instrumental in lobbying against any required changes in the credit default swap in particular, and credit derivatives in general, during the creation of the Dodd-Frank "financial reform" legislation. In other words, this book excellently deails the details underlying many changes, of an anti-progressive flavor, in America's transportation and similar processes while presenting a logical argument for a radical change in the self-serving status quo.

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