Oil and Trouble

4 segments
Peter Maass gives an account of the consequences of our addiction to oil and how it impacts places like Venezuela and Nigeria. Then bestselling author Nick Hornby on his latest novel, Juliet, Naked. John Peet, the European editor of the Economist, discusses yesterday's elections in Germany. Plus, McKenzie Funk reports on AIG's use of private firefighters to save AIG-insured homes threatened by California wildfires.

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