The World is Running Out of...Nothing.

The World May Run Out of Food in a Decade (NY Post, September 1, 2017)

The World is Running out of Coffee — here's why (Business Insider, December 4, 2017)

Could America Run out of Sugar? (Slate, August 14, 2009)

Peak Everything: Eight Things We Are Running Out of and Why (Treehugger, May 27, 2008.)

Hardly a quarter goes by without some claim that the sky is falling around some commodity and yet, demand somehow seems to get met in spite of the dire warnings. The World is Running Out of…Nothing, INTL FCStone’s latest white paper on the commodity markets, examines how incentives and innovation make long-term commodity shortages scarce.

The paper seeks to:

  • Determine the origins of these claims of scarcity 
  • Demonstrate what impact they have on markets
  • Provide a historical context for these claims of scarcity 
  • Equip you with the tools to interpret and act on scarcity scares


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