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The Russian oil price cap won’t work — Philip Pilkington

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What Philip Pilkington does not mention is that the economic warfare program that the US has adopted and its allies have mostly gone along with is a informal declaration that the era of free markets, free trade and free flow of capital is now over. The US-led West has shifted from a peacetime to a wartime economy.The other factor left unmentioned is "The Great Reset," meaning especially the transition from carbon-based energy sources to alternatives in order to address climate change.Both of these shifts are in the process of exerting powerful influences on the world system and the world economy and global trade in particular.The PostThe Russian oil price cap won’t workPhilip PilkingtonSee alsoHad to be devised by economists (who don't know how the system works).Spoils of WarOil is

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What Philip Pilkington does not mention is that the economic warfare program that the US has adopted and its allies have mostly gone along with is a informal declaration that the era of free markets, free trade and free flow of capital is now over. The US-led West has shifted from a peacetime to a wartime economy.

The other factor left unmentioned is "The Great Reset," meaning especially the transition from carbon-based energy sources to alternatives in order to address climate change.

Both of these shifts are in the process of exerting powerful influences on the world system and the world economy and global trade in particular.

The Post
The Russian oil price cap won’t work

Philip Pilkington

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Had to be devised by economists (who don't know how the system works).

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  • While a $60-per-barrel oil price cap may sound straightforward, implementing it in what is a complex market could get very messy.
  • Physical oil is nearly never traded at fixed prices, instead being sold at a premium or discount to the forward prices of major benchmarks.
  • Traders are now worried they might inadvertently violate the cap while banks are increasingly worried about the high compliance risk.
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This financial system has provided the West with huge benefits, both directly and indirectly. By facilitating exchange and providing a stable basis for trade, the international financial system has also enabled the process of globalization from which Western states have profited enormously. One might imagine, therefore, that Western leaders would consider it a matter of the highest priority to maintain the system’s reputation for impartiality. As the developing world becomes richer, it serves the West’s interests to keep it within the existing structure rather then develop alternative structures outside of its control. This seems obvious. And yet, for the benefit of short-term political gain, Western states seem bent on doing the absolute opposite....

It is popular nowadays to talk about a “rules-based international order”. But an order in which one set of people can change the rules whenever it suits them is hardly a “rules-based” one. Nor is this the only example of Western states using their dominance of the financial system to pursue geopolitical objectives in apparent contradiction of the “rules” they claim to champion...…

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Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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