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    • The Asylum

    • The Renegades Who Hijacked the World's Oil Market
    • By: Leah McGrath Goodman
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    They were a band of outsiders unable to get jobs with New York's gilded financial establishment. They would go on to corner the world's multitrillion-dollar oil market, reaping unimaginable riches while bringing the economy to its knees. Meet the self-anointed kings of the New York Mercantile Exchange. In some ways, they are everything you would expect them to be: a secretive, members-only club of men and women who live lavish lifestyles; cavort with politicians, strippers, and celebrities; and blissfully jacked up oil prices to nearly $150 a barrel while profiting off the misery of the working class.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A far better book than its come-on implies

    • By Philo on 01-05-14

    Regular price: $39.92