S’ils n’ont plus de pain, qu’ils mangent de la brioche
BBC - Newsnight : Paul Mason : Revolutions and the price of bread : 1848 and now
Sometimes one graph says it all. Here’s one that says quite a lot. In the graph above the little blue crosses indicate the price of wheat in certain countries that have experienced social unrest this year. The further to the top right the cross is, the higher the medium and short term price hike the country has suffered: for wheat and therefore for bread.