The Resource Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela, Raúl Gallegos

Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela, Raúl Gallegos

Label
Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela
Title
Crude nation
Title remainder
how oil riches ruined Venezuela
Statement of responsibility
Raúl Gallegos
Creator
Author
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. Raul 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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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallegos, Raul
Dewey number
330.987
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9574.V42
LC item number
G35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Financial crises
  • Venezuela
Target audience
adult
Label
Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela, Raúl Gallegos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 226 pages
Isbn
9781612347707
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016010857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2016010857
  • 1667909
Label
Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela, Raúl Gallegos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 226 pages
Isbn
9781612347707
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016010857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2016010857
  • 1667909

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