martes, septiembre 23, 2008

¿Petróleo a 500 dólares el barril?

Eso discute ahora la revista

If Matt Simmons is right, the recent drop in crude prices is an illusion - and oil could be headed for the stratosphere. He's just hoping we can prevent civilization from imploding.

Matt Simmons is as perplexed as anyone that it has fallen to him to take on OPEC, Exxon, the Saudis, and all the other misguided defenders of conventional wisdom in the oil patch. Why should one investment banker with a penchant for research be required to point out what he regards as the obvious - that from here on out, oil supplies can't meet demand, and if we don't act soon to solve this crisis, World War III could be looming?

Andrew Sullivan tiene sentimientos encontrados al respecto:

It feels as if we are hitting several walls at once. For me, it's frighening, but also in some ways, a relief. We have less to fear from reality than from denial of that reality. The market correction, the morass in Iraq, and the exposure of American debt are all good things in the long run. If we have not recognized the damage of the last eight years we cannot repair it.

But the case for Obama is getting overwhelming. McCain has no credibility since he was one of the key architects of the war in Iraq and his party is primarily responsible for the debt and greed and corruption that we are now coping with.

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