The Squeeze is marketed as a “groundbreaking new study of the entire industry”; a tall order, given the size of the world’s largest industry. Happily, it is accurate advertising, as Bower introduces us to an astonishing number of different aspects of the industry, and manages somehow to have an insiders’ perspective on each. The style more »
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OpenOil continues its' series of analyses on the possibility of oil dividends commissioned by the Center for Global Development As South Sudanese is about to resume it oil production soon, we have tried to model the possibility of an oil-to-cash dividend for the newly independent state. The thinking, as ever, in a direct distribution is that it would help the South Sudanese government engage with its citizens, shed light on its finances, its resource incomes and expenditures, and make it harder for officials to siphon off revenue streams. At the same time, poverty could be directly reduced and the economy diversified based on regular incomes for every adult citizen.