Very interesting article in Knack this last week by Thomas L. Friedman: “As Energy Prices Rise, It’s All Downhill for Democracy”. Shows a nice link between the price of oil and the degree of democracy in the oil countries.

“I call it the “First Law of Petropolitics,” and it posits the following: The price of oil and the pace of freedom always move in opposite directions in petro-ist states.”

Full version is in the comments, for those who would still like to read it.

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Jumping is not a crime!
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Posted: May 26, 2006 12:48