Talk:1990 oil price shock

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Do economists actually believe that oil price was the result of a recession in the late 80's, rather than the fact that Kuwait's oil reserves were on fire and the middle east was in a state of war? I doubt it. I'm removing it for now. TastyCakes 07:53, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot 11:32, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

"Then-record" of 50.50 USD per barrel during crisis????[edit]

I have not found any other reference to this price. A graphic plotting Oil Prices is shown on article Price of petroleum and the line doesn't show a "record" price in 1990 (the line was higher in the 70's) and it doesn't even get close to 50 USD in 1990. — [Unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs).]

I took care of it. Looks like a mistake that has been here a long time, compounded by vandalism. NJGW (talk) 18:11, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Article rename[edit]

I see NJGW has renamed this article from 1990 oil price increase to 1990 oil price shock. I'm not sure I agree with this... I think "shock" is a far more subjective term than "increase". How brief does the escalation have to be to defined as a "shock"? "Increase", on the other hand, is a term where there is no confusion, no judgment has to be rendered each time the term is applied. NJGW says that everywhere he sees the period referred to as a shock. My argument would be that this is because he is looking at news outlets and other sources where objectivity is not an ultimate goal, as it is in Wikipedia. I think "increase" is the more descriptive, defensible term, and while "oil shock" may be a sexier way to refer to it, it should not be used as the title of the article. Also, I'm a little annoyed that the move apparently took place without any discussion. TastyCakes (talk) 17:48, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Just going by what the sources call it. BTW, I used no "news outlets" for sources, so your judgment is incorrect. NJGW (talk) 18:10, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

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