The Wild World of Oil

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Bestselling writer Ben Mezrich has made his name and fortune tracking young hot shots chasing big money on the edge. He did it in "Bringing Down the House" and in "Busting Vegas," where fast cars and fast women and casino life were the currency.

Now he's doing it in the world of oil: oil traders, the young hot shots who juggle black gold billions, drag-race Ferraris in the desert, and drive fast fortunes from New York to Dubai.

His new book is called "Rigged." With oil at $93 dollars a barrel, the whole world is watching.

This hour, On Point: inside the megabucks trading world of oil.Guests:

Ben Mezrich, author of the best-seller "Bringing Down the House" and of the new book "Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai."

John D'Agostino, former vice president at the New York Mercantile Exchange and now president of Dagger, LLC, an energy-trading consulting firm.

This program aired on October 30, 2007.


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