The World is Running Out of... Nothing

How Incentives and Innovation Make Long-Term Commodity Shortages Scarce

Hardly a week goes by without some claim that the sky is falling on the future of one commodity or another. Yet, we wake up each morning with plenty of nearly everything. The World is Running Out of…Nothing, INTL FCStone’s latest white paper on the commodity markets, examines how incentives and innovation make true long-term commodity shortages highly unlikely.

The paper aims to

  • Examine the origins of scarcity stories
  • Set the historical context for them
  • Discuss their impacts on markets
  • Provide the perspective required to make sound decisions – and perhaps find opportunities – in the face of these “scare” stories

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