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Rising oil, food prices by Latuff2 Rising oil, food prices by Latuff2
Editorial cartoon to be published in "Aristera" Communist paper in Greece: [link]

High resolution version for printing purposes here: [link]
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Tim-Kangaroo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
You can nit-pick about the description of the rich man as much as you like. But I think this cartoon, overall, frames the situation extremely well: The rich and powerful are making a killing (literally) through oil speculation (which is not all that different than the gambling table), and no matter how the dice rolls the rich win and the poor lose.

Another excellent cartoon, Latuff!
DarkPrince2007 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
I guess this will worsen with the bio-etanol crops. The corn and the wheat are so expensive now...
Morag-I Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008   General Artist
Not so sure why you made the rich man white (seeing as the richest guy in the world is the King of Saudi Arabia).
But I do like the way you potrayed idea.
DrGM Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
the richest men in the world are located in the G8
which 100% are white
Morag-I Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   General Artist
How does that mean that white people in general are rich? And what is the G8, pray tell?
DrGM Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada.
those are the richest countries with highest industries around the world
in addition to "+5" countries which are the highest developing countries
Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa.

all other countries cannot be considered as rich due to the VERY LOW GDP = gross domestic production
Morag-I Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   General Artist
It would also be wise to take into consideration that countries with mostly "white" populations have developed faster (due to empires seeking out new lands in the past, and industry mostly) while other countries have been taken over in the past by these countries, thus the time these countries have had to gain wealth hasn't been near as long as countries with "white" population (most of these countries weren't entirely fair to those who they conquored and warfare has broken out because of this, that also tends to set things back as war can be very expensive in more than one way). I think the US is a bit of an exception, mainly because of the ideas of freedom and democracy were people at the bottom of the "class scale" had more of a chance to move up, while in other countries monarchy was still the story (they caught on, i.e. French Revolution).
Give those developing countries time (China, I'm looken' at you), I'm confident they'll catch up quick. I really don't think you could consider Chinese or Japanese "white" as they're not of Europian decent. So I think the 100% is a bit of an exageration.
But the countreis you listed as the G8 aren't exactly comunists (thank the Lord above), hence the welth isn't spready very evenly (I'm not even so sure that everything was so "equal" in strictly comunist countries). So alot of these people aren't what you'd really consider rich.

Though, thank you for telling me about the G8. That was a term I'd never herd before.
DrGM Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that's true ...
and you are welcome
Neden Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008   Interface Designer
Saudis ARE "white".
Morag-I Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008   General Artist
Considering their environment (LOTS of sun *pant*) they're brownish, more so than the "white" people (who burn far more easily^^).
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