I don't think it will be as bad as the doomer scenario would have us believe, but already there are signs of the ugly side of humanity showing itself...
As petrol goes up in price it seems that an increasing number of people consider theft as a preferable choice over other options...... So, what's going to happen when food prices start going the same way and people find themselves motivated to turn to crime by hunger? (even worse, their children's hunger)
I'm starting to suspect that my faith in humanity is misplaced and things are going to get uglier than I led myself to believe... much uglier.