RAY LEARSY BIOGRAPHICAL
Raymond J. Learsy is the author of several books, the most recent, Ruminations on the Distortion of Oil Prices and Crony Capitalism, is now available at Amazon.com. A graduate of the Wharton School, he made his life in the fast-paced, risk-filled world of commodities trading, beginning in 1959.
In 1963, he started his own firm and over twenty years expanded from the U.S. into Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, trading in an array of bulk raw materials and commodities, shipping to customers worldwide. In the 1980s, he became a private investor, and from 1982 to 1988, served as a Reagan appointee to the National Endowment for the Arts.
Learsy's analysis of the international oil trade, OPEC, and its impact on the American and world economies has been featured in the National Review Online, the New York Times, the Pipeline and Gas Journal, CNBC, and he is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
At great cost and risk to the American and world economies, consumers are ripped off billions of dollars every day by oil interests and their malevolent influence on market pricing mechanisms...
There is a pervasion of misinformation clouding the public's understanding of how oil prices are really determined and the policies in place that have rigged the game to benefit the house dealers: the oil industry...
Oil is a commodity that is essential to the world's economic well-being. But it is also an industry rife with corruption. In OIL AND FINANCE
, author Raymond J. Learsy chronicles the problems within the oil industry and details how these issues affect both US and global politics...
Longtime commodities trader Raymond J. Learsy explains the real reason behind today's outrageous gas prices by exposing the Mideast oil cartel and revealing how OPEC manipulates the oil markets-and, consequently, threatens the world's economy and American security.