Economics/Class Relations

Commodity Markets and the Making of Our Chaotic World

For Day 23 of The Realignment’s Daily Ukraine coverage, Marshall spoke with Rupert Russell, author of Price Wars: How the Commodities Markets Made Our Chaotic World. They discussed how observing global conflicts and events through the lens of commodity markets, how Chinese coal markets may have empowered Putin pre-invasion, and alternate explanations for notable events over the past two decades, including the 2008 global food crisis, the Arab Spring, the war in Ukraine, and more.

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