Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Javier Blas, Bloomberg Opinion Columnist, and Jack Farchy, Senior Reporter at Bloomberg News, presenting a virtual book launch for the newly published The World For Sale: Money, Power, and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 9:00am – 10:00am (MT).
The World for Sale lifts the lid on one of the least scrutinized corners of the world economy: the billionaire commodity traders who buy, hoard, and sell the earth’s resources. It is the story of how a handful of swashbuckling businessmen became indispensable cogs in global markets, enabling an enormous expansion in international trade and connecting resource-rich countries – no matter how corrupt or war-torn – with the world’s financial centers. The result is an eye-opening tour through the wildest frontiers of the global economy, as well as a revelatory guide to how capitalism really works.
Javier Blas is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy and commodities, based in London. He previously was the chief energy correspondent at Bloomberg News, and wrote for the Financial Times and the Spanish business daily Expansion.
Jack Farchy is a senior reporter covering natural resources at Bloomberg News. Previously, he was a Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times and the paper’s commodities reporter. He regularly appears on BBC Radio 4 Today as an expert on commodities. For more, go to https://twitter.com/jfarchy to follow him on Twitter.