Times are tight enough … aaaand then fuel prices start to rise, further harming your pocket book, imminent travel plans,…
Times are tight enough … aaaand then fuel prices start to rise, further harming your pocket book, imminent travel plans, any sense of remaining monthly savings, and your general outlook for the future. Sound familiar? We’re in the thick of it yet again, just like a decade ago. And yet the trend of rising oil & gas prices – just before or during an economic recession, or worse – is neither coincidental, nor should be limited to our wider experiences from the crises of 2008. You see, the oil price is an economically & thus politically expedient tool, designed via financial opacity at the highest levels of global finance, for enriching the world’s largest financial institutions, for underwriting experimental international stimulus measures to stave off deflationary depressions (or at least try to…), and for inevitably consolidating assets across continents while managing the perceptions of whole populations. Engineering collective perceptions whether for pouring the masses of certain sanctioned nations into the streets shouting for “¡Revolución!”, or for shifting consumer habits toward electric vehicles, or certainly for finding acutely convenient blame for why an economic recession should all of a sudden start in an economy that ‘otherwise seems just fine’…. [tongue firmly in cheek]
In this 21st episode of Money & Fear, and in the show’s detailed Show Notes as always listed under the videos on our website, we’ll touch base on what that oil price even IS, why it does what it does, and according to whom or what. We’ll weigh some monetary & political history, naturally, as well as the machinations of financial innovations involving leverage which allow for surreptitious interventions by very big players into agreed upon oil prices, monetarily related gold prices, and what might be expected to come from here onward.
Hints: Shelve pure reliance upon your theoretical understanding of “supply & demand” economics, let alone the prescribed differences between “public” & “private” financial entities. Consider feature films like Syriana more here as documentaries rather than as produced dramas. And seriously weigh suspending ‘formal’ bank guidance on the oil sector, which then gets parroted by the mainstream corporate financial press, in favor of thinking outside the box a bit.
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