Financial, Speculative and Parasitic Capital

It is a crime to rob a bank, but it is a greater crime to found one. - Berthold Brecht


Alejandro Teitelbaum

oncern to redress the injustice caused by the unequal distribution of wealth to the point of famine and misery, and to punish those responsible, has existed since antiquity. In 386 BC, wheat traders in Athens were put on trial for buying more grain from importers than they were allowed to hoard. Lysias, pleading before the court, asked for their death penalty, saying: "When do they make the most profit? When the announcement of a catastrophe allows them to sell at a high price? They seize the wheat when it is most needed and refuse to sell it so that we will not discuss the price."

People eat little and badly. “They are crazy to swallow this!” Christophe Brusset, an agri-foodindustrialist, denounces. From the diversion of raw materials to the manipulation of products via controversial hygiene controls, Christophe Brusset denounces the many evils of which he has been an accomplice or mastermind behind the scenes of the food industry for twenty years. Indian paprika stuffed with peppercorns, Chinese green tea treated with pesticides, fake Moroccan saffron, cheeses transformed into veal, fruit jam without fruit, oregano cut into olive leaves, and so on. Fraud with raw materials in the food industry is also part of this mafia system.

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