In this second age of the robber barons we are seeing the already penny‐wise and pound‐foolish attitude of oil industry management carried to new heights of—not stupidity, because there is cold calculating intent involved; not insanity, because the logic is impeccable if perverse— the only appropriate descriptor I can find is illness; a pervasive, debilitating disease borne of greed and manifested by a ubiquitous shortsightedness that is unfortunately terminal for the world many of us knew.

“Stop whining!” you say. My intention is not to whine. After all, I am a stockholder who welcomes his 6+ figure profits. My intention,...

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