Joseph P. Kenedy II: The High Cost of Gambling on OilQuicklink submitted by Scott Baker Permalink
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|There are factors contributing to the high price of oil that we can do something about. Chief among them is the effect of 'pure' speculators -- investors who buy and sell oil futures but never take physical possession of actual barrels of oil. These middlemen add little value and lots of cost as they bid up the price of oil in pursuit of financial gain. They should be banned from the world's commodity exchanges, which could drive down the price of oil by as much as 40 percent and the price of gasoline by as much as $1 a gallon.|
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