The food riots have started. What do you do now?

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We live with the constant threat of famine. Many parts of the world, like Ethiopia, have seen their populations starve repeatedly over the past decades. What's the best way to deal with it? Now, you can decide.


Here's your scenario. A terrible famine has broken out in a geographical region of the world that's bigger than Ethiopia but smaller than Russia. The food riots have started. People are starving all over the area. You need to come up with a solution to the problem. What would you do?

In this poll, you can pick two solutions, but no more than that.

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Franklin Harris

None of the above. I'd send guns so they could overthrow their government, because Amartya Sen is probably right (this is the last time you'll hear me say that) about famine being an almost entirely government-caused phenomenon now.