petro-dictator love

Definitions

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  • n. The dictator of a country whose economy is primarily dependent upon the export of petroleum.

Etymologies

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Probably back-formed from petro-dictatorship.

Examples

  • When a riot breaks out in an OPEC nation, or a developing country talks about nationalizing its oil industry, or a petro-dictator threatens to cut off exports, the probability is great that the price of oil will shoot up.

    National Review Online

  • (pollution, keeping petro-dictator psychos in power ... maybe even climate change) is as bad as big tobacco ignoring that smoking kills its customers.

    Cafe Hayek

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