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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
--The food and oil crisis is caused by runaway speculation.
--Runaway speculation was caused by total de-regulation, and by the regulators (CFTC) being in on the scam.
--After the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, the criminals (banksters, hedge fund managers, etc) moved into the commodities markets.
--To restore sanity, we must regulate all commodity exchanges worldwide, and we must increase margin requirements for commodity traders. (That is, we must demand that players put up a lot more money, and take on a lot more risk).
--We need not discuss the weak dollar (which plays a role) or rising demand from China, India, etc. Our immediate priority is to re-regulate the commodities markets NOW, and stop this insane bubble from metastasizing further. We absolutely must get food and oil prices under control.
Otherwise the USA is headed for a depression, and much of the world is headed for famine.