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In a 2011 paper, researchers at the Complex Systems Institute unveiled a model that accurately explained why the waves of unrest that swept the world in 2008 and 2011 crashed when they did. The number one determinant was soaring food prices. Their model identified a precise threshold for global food prices that, if breached, would lead to worldwide unrest.
This clearly seems to show that when the food price index rises above a certain threshold, the result is trouble around the world....but what's interesting about this analysis is that Lagi and co say that high food prices don't necessarily trigger riots themselves, they simply create the conditions in which social unrest can flourish. "These observations are consistent with a hypothesis that high global food prices are a precipitating condition for social unrest," say Lagi and co. In other words, high food prices lead to a kind of tipping point when almost anything can trigger a riot, like a lighted match in a dry forest.
Civil unrest is coming, something most of us know, and it will be likely to manifest first and most conspicuously in the poorer countries as a result of food prices and the prices of other basic necessities.
Originally posted by Verse
It's crazy though. I mean we already did the whole overthrow our government and install a new one and it got us nowhere..well here's to hoping for a better day for the people and better governments, cheers ATS!!edit on 11-9-2012 by Verse because: (no reason given)