Rice Is Being Rationed. In The United States.

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As we're talking about delegates and Bill Ayers and the Clinton library and John Hagee,

Sam's Club is rationing rice purchases. In the United States.

This isn't like Katrina where a supply disruption caused some shortages.

There's just too much global demand for rice. Inflation is skyrocketing. Rice exporters are hoarding their own supplies because of indigenous needs. The price of rice since January (U.S # 2/better long grain rice from the Chicago Board of Trade) has jumped 68%.

The kicker from that Sam Club's story:

"Wal-Mart said at this point, it's not limiting purchases of flour or oil."

At this point.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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