Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence and the Rules that Run the World
The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by the Center for Global Development titled Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence and the Rules that Run the World.
The keynote speaker addressed what would happen to the people of various countries if and when the west decided to stop buying oil from them. Experts also pointed out that oil buyers know where oil is coming from and where it is going at all times and that this no mystery. The keynote speaker also pointed out the effects on the economy if the west stopped buying authoritarianism controlled oil. An emphasis was placed on why natural resources sell on the global market so well because they can be pulled from the earth and sold with minimal payment to laborers in many countries.