The power world-wide politician already perceived that it lives a revolutionary moment of technological rupture and diversification of the energy base, not to depend of the mood of countries with regimes politically unstable and commanded by autocratic and opportunist leaders. The trend of the wealth of mineral resources to support corruption and conflicts frequent is encouraged by corporations that act with the knowledge and collusion of national governments. Adopted measures to assure the access and the extration of mineral resources usually restrict the civil order, the rights of communities, they pilham and they poison traditional lands and they implant a tyranny. The power politician hinders the implantation and the preservation of the democracy, to the measure it use of the mineral wealth to lower taxes, to increase expenses and to perpetuate themselves in the power. When this mechanism does not function, mobilizes security forces to suppress disagreements. Economic wars, violence, explosions politics, embargoes, ethnic, religious, social or ideological conflicts, at last, any situations of local or global risks already had had and can still have the oil and its complex and organized gamma of agents as defining the main one of these disputes. The different distribution of the reserves, in conjunction with uncertainties on the future of new discoveries and of the quotation of prices of the oil in the international market, constructs a not propitious scene to the consistent and sustainable economic development of a nation: it is the tyranny of the oil.

Perhaps it seems that the blessing of the oil also brings curses, for not originating in the infinitude of skies, but yes of the finite deepenings of the terrestrial crust. This paradox is called as the negatividade of the mineral resource or the curse of the oil. A economy excessively dependent of the petroliferous exportations tends to abandon investments in the development of other economic sectors, as agriculture and manufacturing production, in a process that was known as badly dutch.