Did Goldman Sachs Cause the Oil Spill?

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No. But they did sell off $250 million of BP stock before the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Fishy! Squid-like! What's more, BP

is playing all sides of this one: working with the infamous Halliburton to control BP while creating a catastrophe that will get the Chicago Climate Exchange--in which Goldman has a stake--off the ground under a cap-and-trade scheme.

Other things that might have caused (but did not actually cause) the spill include: terrorists, volcanoes, whales.

Read the full story at The Big Money.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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