Betting on Hunger: Is Financial Speculation to Blame for High Food Prices?

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

We at Ethical Markets agreed with this  analysis by Prof Bar-Yam and his team at NECSI and we are fortunate that Dr. Bar-Yam is a member of our Advisory Board, Hazel Henderson, Editor Remember the food crisis of 2007 and 2008, when rapid and extreme increases in global food prices …

10 Reasons to Care About Economic Inequality

kristy Reforming Global Finance

My name’s Faiza and I’m an Economic Inequality researcher at nef. I’m writing this month’s e-letter because I wanted to share two reports we’ve published about the growing inequality problem we face. 10 Reasons to Care About Economic Inequality Why the Rich Are Getting Richer My passion for inequality is …

The Cause Of Riots And The Price of Food

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Earth Systems Science

If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet, say complexity theorists kfc 08/15/2011 What causes riots? That’s not a question you would expect to have a simple answer. But today, Marco Lagi and buddies at the New …