Raymond J. Learsy

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Raymond J. Learsy began trading in commodities in 1959. In 1963, he started his own firm, Brimstone Exports, and over twenty years expanded from the U.S. into Canada, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Brazil, and Pakistan, trading in an array of bulk raw materials and commodities, shipping to customers worldwide. He is the author of a newly released book, Over a Barrel : Breaking the Middle East Oil Cartel, published by Nelson Current. Mr. Learsy has written for The New York Times and National Review Online, and is a member of the Wilson Council at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is now retired.