Monday, May 12, 2008


Starvation and food riots caused by commodities speculation - in other words many humans murdered by capitalism.

In times of famine, Vladimir Ilych Lenin took a robust line on speculation. "We can't expect to get anywhere," he told the Petrograd Soviet in 1918, "unless we resort to terrorism: speculators must be shot on the spot".
Found at - of all places - The Financial Times in an article titled Speculators feast on soaring commodities prices. H/t Lenin's Tomb.

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