Then it becomes true.
And John Vidal is carrying on.
No, commodity speculation isn\’t the reason why people are going hungry.
No, there were no big relaxations of regulation in the 90s.
Yes, there have always been speculators in food.
And even if all of these things were not true, even if the allegations are true, you\’re still peddling a sack of shite.
For if speculators are in fact raising the price of corn now, that\’s exactly what we want to be happening now: a rise in the price of corn now.
As Adam Smith pointed out in the Wealth of Nations. Book VI, Chapter 5, start reading around para 42.
FFS, we\’ve known this for 235 years now. Why can you not grasp this simple point?