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Lawrence Solomon: The oil war dividends

(May 31, 2013) Who stands to gain financially from war and unrest in the Middle East? Arms exporters? Yes, but their take is as nothing compared to the main profiteers from war – oil exporters. The more war looms, the higher the premium they fetch. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Tyranny of the north

(August 19, 2011) Venezuela’s dictator, Hugo Chavez, was in the news this week for brashly announcing an expropriation of the mineral rights of the citizens of his country. We don’t seize private property that way in our democracy. We seize it silently and in plain sight, as seen in the province of Alberta, which so deftly passed stealth legislation two years ago that most Albertans are only now discovering the government’s audacious takeover of their property rights. Continue reading

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