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Rupert Russell, author of PRICE WARS, interviewed for the Intercept’s “Deconstructed” podcast

Rupert Russell lays out a connection between financial speculation, hunger, and war.

In his new book “Price Wars: How the Commodities Markets Made Our Chaotic World,” writer and filmmaker Rupert Russell argues that the modern era of algorithm-driven speculation has normalized unpredictable price swings in commodity markets and turned prices into “engines of chaos.” Russell joins Ryan Grim to discuss. Listen to the podcast here.

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