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Norway has a very efficient and well-maintained system for conserving and utilizing its petroleum wealth. Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, which currently holds more than $656 billion, has a fiscal rule that ensures its petroleum wealth is not consumed, but converted into financial wealth, which can be used to aid in financing a comprehensive welfare state […]
A court in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has ordered the seizure of Chevron’s assets in an effort to force the company to pay a $19 billion dollar penalty for its involvement in polluting the Amazon in Ecuador. An initial lawsuit was filed in 1993, and the people of the region have been battling the company in […]