Through out history when you have shortages of raw materials, especially food, it almost led to war. Whenever you have a dominant power, which is stagnating and going into decline, and then rising powers, they have always clashed.
If you look at the recent decade or so, you can see that it`s a lot like the period between 1900 and 1914.
Jim Rogers is a legendary investor that co-founded the Quantum Fund and retired at age thirty-seven. He is the author of several books and also a financial commentator worldwide.