May 2, 2014

If Scotland Secedes, Who Gets Its Oil?

Clive Crook, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

The U.K.'s debate over Scottish independence is an oddly blinkered affair. People are obsessing over things that don't matter and ignoring things that do -- such as who owns the U.K.'s North Sea oil.

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