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.
Very interesting content and exchange. I especially appreciate your pushback on some statements Rupert made. Too often, interviewers merely provide a soapbox for guests to wax poetic about their views. You made obvious that all matters connect in some fashion--in other words they exist within systems, complicating the narrative.
I'm a new listener, looking forward to future your future shows.
Thank you for adding content to the useful discussion about the challenges we face moving forward.