Listen now | The past decade has seen a series of political financial and ecological instability. What was the first domino? Academic, documentarian and author, Rupert Russell, blames prices. Rupert spent the past few years tracking how speculative markets and the resulting volatility have exacerbated and even caused much of the crises we see around the world. He explains how the coffee crash in Guatemala led to the U.S border crisis, how the Arab Springs were caused by a spike in wheat prices, and how the physical effects of the climate crisis are driving vulnerable people into market climate wars, dictated by the speculative whims of bankers in the West.
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