The whole riots and revolutons in the middle east what is now called the “Arab spring” started when suddenly food became too expensive. People are willing to suffer a lot but when they go hungry… SHTF!

I think a lot of governments paid attention to that lesson. That’s why there are probably these extensive food stamp programs. Just keep them fed (and somehow entertained). It worked in ancient Rome, it seems to work today too.

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")