Naomi Klein, the author of the Shock Doctrine explains how the Bush Administration is exploiting the current oil crises as a way to open offshore drilling. The current "shock" of high gas prices are being used to falsely sell Americans the idea that by opening up offshore drilling the price of gas will go down. Offshore drilling has historically been unpopular with the American public but with consumers being squeezed with high gas prices, people are willing to believe anything.
Also discussed is the next largest oil empire: Canada.
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