I was listening this morning to a Late Night live podcast
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2010/2952641.htm of an
interview with Frederick Kaufman who has written an article for Harpers
subtitled called The food Bubble: How Wall Street starved millions and got
away with it”.
Another interview here:
He warns in the interview that nothing has changed to stop these masters of
the universe creating another food bubble (which appears to be happening
now), nor to stop another GFC. So while
2008 saw food riots, these people were paid, and so it continues, huge fees
and bonuses for being so clever.