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Preventing Future Spikes in Oil Prices

February 13, 2013 1 minute Read by Bernard L. Weinstein

Bernard L. Weinstein, Dallas Business Journal The current spike in oil and gasoline prices is like that bad penny that just keeps turning up. And when this happens in an election year, the blame game is played at its most vitriolic level. The Republicans fault the president for refusing to open up federal and offshore lands to drilling. The president faults the Republicans for not approving higher oil industry taxes to further subsidize renewables. And the public and the media finger greedy and obscenely profitable global oil companies as the villains who are conspiring to push up prices. Read More (Requires Subscription)


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Bernard L. Weinstein
Bernard L. Weinstein

Bernard L. Weinstein is Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Business Economics in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the State University of New York, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs, and articles on the subjects of economic development, energy security, public policy, and taxation. His work has appeared in professional journals as well as the popular press. He earned an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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