What do you need a financial advisor for? Twenty years ago you had the highest gross national product in the world, now you are tied with Albania. Your second largest export is second hand goods, closely followed by dates which you’re losing five cents a pound on. You know what the business community thinks of you? They think that a hundred years ago you were living in tents out here in the desert chopping each other’s heads off and that is where you will be in another hundred years, so on behalf of my firm I accept your offer.

Syriana

There is a whole ocean of oil under our feet. No one can get at it except for me.

There Will Be Blood

He inherits a secret war against the Communist Castro dictatorship in Cuba, a war run by the CIA and angry Cuban exiles out of bases in the Southern United States, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala.  Castro is successful revolutionary frightening to American business interests in Latin America – companies like Cabot’s United Fruit, Continental Can, and Rockefeller’s Standard Oil.

JFK

It is simple economics. Today it is oil, right? In ten or fifteen years, food. Plutonium. Maybe even sooner. Now, what do you think the people are gonna want us to do then? Not now – then! Ask them when they are running out. Ask them when there is no heat in their homes and they are cold. Ask them when their engines stop. Ask them when people who have never known hunger start going hungry. You wanna know something? They won’t want us to ask them. They will just want us to get it for them.  

Three Days of the Condor

He said 595,000 acres, mama. And you should see the greedy look on your face.

Giant

We call it underworld. That is where Barter Town gets its energy. Pig shit. The lights, the motors, the vehicles, all run by a high powered gas called methane. And methane comes from pig shit.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

I opened the doors for you. Showed you how the system works! The value of information. How to get it. Fulham oil. Brant resources! Geodynamics! And this is how you fucking pay me back you cockroach.

Wall Street

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