The really scary stories of the last few weeks have not been the credit crunch ones, although they have had their moments, but the sudden impact of food shortages. Now, the first to be impacted are the poor, which is not surprising, but hungry poor people don't necessarily sit round starving quietly. In fact they riot and protest, and have done so. Then they migrate to places that have food, if they can. That means closer to me and thee.
Alarmist? I was taken aback when I read "I don't want to alarm anybody, but maybe it's time for Americans to start stockpiling food." Not in "Granola Tree Hugger's Weekly, but in the Wall Street Journal. Ike.