Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

The price of food and the cause of riots

From the MIT Technology Review:

Graph from MIT Technology Review Physics arXiv blog. Click graph to go there.

“What causes riots? That’s not a question you would expect to have a simple answer.

But today, Marco Lagi and buddies at the New England Complex Systems Institute in Cambridge, say they’ve found a single factor that seems to trigger riots around the world. Continue reading


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