Monday, April 18, 2011

Oil: A Time Machine

A prominent political economist, Professor Cyrus Bina’s new book "Oil: A Time Machine, Journey Beyond Fanciful Economics and Frightful Politics" published by Linus Publications is a systematic study of oil in its historical stages. Oil has captured popular imagination more than any other commodity in recent history. The petroleum industry is at the forefront of globalization. Says Linus Publications, “This volume unites separate domains of economics, politics, and international relations into an organic whole, capturing domestic, foreign, and global environmental policies. As a specific exploration in political economy, this book is about the evolution of a commodity that eventually transformed into the pervasive, almost mystical force that it is today.”
A reception and book signing will be held in Bina’s honor at LaFave House at
University of Minnesota Morris from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Bina will speak about his book at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend the event.

Cyrus Bina, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota

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