Archive for December 13th, 2011

The Devil Excrement at work…in Norway, as a smør shortage hits that country

December 13, 2011

While I usually don’t write about other countries, this one is too cute to pass up. Thanks to my Norwegian friends I learn that in that oil rich country there is a shortage of butter due mostly to protectionist policies imposed by the oil rich Government. Prices have reached absurd levels, like US$ 109 per pound and the like.

People are giving smør, as butter is called there, as gifts.

Now, there is an idea, a kilo of powdered milk for Christmas, I think I just finished my shopping…

Amazing how well these concepts work everywhere.