I know this is not only off topic from aikido... but WAAAAAYYYY off topic, but I just really wanna know a bit more and was hoping some of you here might be able to help.
I live in Midland, Tx. which is very oriented around the oil business. When the prices of oil and gas are up, life is good for us and bad for everyone else; same can be said in reverse.
Recently, Chevron announced they were pulling out of Midland and consolidating (just like all the other major oil companies) in Houston, TX. When I spoke to an independent contractor still working for Chevron, he told me that it was a decision dictated by "Wall Street".
My initial reaction was:
1) Who CARES what 'Wall Street' thinks?
2) DamnYankee is NOT two words.
and 3) Who cares what those damnyankee's think?
After reading a bit and getting nowhere fast, I came to the conclusion that most of the world banks are based in and around Wall Street and when they are the major funding for the big corporations of the world, they pretty much got the world by the balls and tell people what to do. Not very capitalistic is it?
Anyhow, if anyone has info to share, I'd like to hear it. Got good book recommendations? Let me know. Conspiracy theories? I'm pretty open-minded.
...point is, I'm trying to figure it all out. Thanks in advance for any insight you may care to share.