Norway’s butter shortage illustrates the dangers of monopoly control, argues Andrew Coulson on Cato @ Liberty. The Christmas baking season is at risk for lack of butter. Russian smugglers are trying to bring black-market butter across the border.
Angry Norwegians are threatening to dump the butter monopoly. Meanwhile, the U.S. has “its own $600 billion per year government protected monopoly that makes Tine look like small potatoes,” writes Coulson.