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Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller

Jeff Rubin

The winner of this year’s National Business Book Award is Jeff Rubin for his book, Why Your World is About to get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization, published by Random House Canada.

In his book, Rubin explores the pivotal role that the price of oil plays in determining the state of the economy. He attributes the main cause of the recent recession to the dramatic rise in oil prices and not subprime mortgage lending. Rubin explains that as cheap oil and energy become a memory of the distant past, the future of our global economy will become seemingly smaller forcing us to rely on local economies and live greener.

Rubin analyzes the long-term impacts of high oil costs, and brings his arguments to life through anecdotes and analogies. His ability to communicate complex concepts and technical material in an engaging and insightful way demonstrates his ability as an author.

2010 Winner