Maybe we’ve been going about this all wrong. Maybe the problem with the oil industry is down to gigantism, an inhuman scale that concentrates wealth along a handful of chokepoints. Maybe the scale is the problem.
What if instead of handing the task off to a handful of giants, each of us refined our own oil at home? How would Venezuela be different if tiny little cat crackers were as ubiquitous in the barrio as DirecTV dishes?
Can’t imagine that? This guy can…Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.