"Rice, Death and the Dollar" at the Asia Times

Interesting article by Spengler over at the Asia Times, talking about the food crisis as a result of monetary factors.

“Rice, Death and the Dollar”

Whether or not you agree with him, his writing is certainly colorful:

The George W. Bush administration might as well have used the State Department as a set for the Jackass reality show.

Unlike many other commentators, he does not refer to biofuel subsidies in the US as a factor. I have seen little coverage of monetary factors underlying the food crisis, one of the few exceptions being an article in Al-Jazeera that quotes a UN representative, Jose Graziano, as blaming the food crisis on the weak dollar and speculation.

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