Andrew R. Thorp (SDS): Globalization and Energy Demands in the 21st Century. Bettina Lis, Christian Nessler, and Jan Retzmann (Mainz): Oil and Cars: The Impact of Crude Oil Prices on the Stock Returns of Automotive Companies. The Man Who Bought North Dakota: How wildcatter Harold Hamm became the biggest winner in the biggest American oil find since Prudhoe Bay. Steve A. Yetiv on his book The Petroleum Triangle: Oil, Globalization, and Terror. Michael T. Klare on why twenty-first century oil will break the bank — and the planet. A review of The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations by Michael L. Ross (and more) and Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil by Timothy Mitchell. Can we survive the new golden age of oil? A flurry of new finds has analysts giddy over a new age of energy abundance — just don't ask about global warming. Does the U.S. really have more oil than Saudi Arabia? The Whistleblower: His secret shame revealed, a fired oil spill cleanup worker continues his campaign to prove that a pipeline company covered up tar sands crude.