Dan Swangard, a 48-year-old physician who was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, joined the lawsuit last month. (Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News) Dan Swangard knows what death looks like. As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched dying drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly.
An oil field in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk ( Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters ) What do Russia, Exxon Mobil, and ISIS have in common? Not much, except that they’re all grappling with an inconvenient but incontrovertible truth: a sudden, significant, and prolonged shift in the price of oil changes the world.