Crude World
The Venezuela of Hugo Chavez
(Excerpted from “Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil” by Peter Maass)

The addictions of Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, are regularly
in full view. On his television show, Aló Presidente, Chávez sips espresso
from ...  (Read more)

To BP Or Not To BP?

The Big Money
Here’s why a spill-inspired boycott doesn’t make sense.
June 7, 2010
I needed to fill up the gas tank of a rental van a few days ago. The first station that came into view was a BP on 110th Street in Manhattan. I had to make a quick decision—should I buy gas from a company ...  (Read more)