Tag Archives: maple syrup

An Illustrated Account of the Great Maple Syrup Heist

 Coming soon to a movie theater near you… (Follow-up to previous posts about Canada’s big maple syrup heist here and here.) From Modern Farmer, An Illustrated Account of the Great Maple Syrup Heist.  It’s a much-better-than-expected guide to the heist and the … Continue reading

Posted in Cartel, Culture Matters, Economics, Monopoly | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Nice Tutorial On The Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel

From the International Monetary Fund:  Liquid Gold OPEC should order a case just out of respect (A follow-up to a previous post on maple syrup rustlers.) Jacqueline Deslauriers from the IMF’s Finance and Development magazine provides a nice tutorial on … Continue reading

Posted in Cartel, Economics, Geography, Monopoly | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

It Isn’t Easy Being A Cartel (Or, I Didn’t Realize We Needed A “Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve”)

From the NYT: In $18 Million Theft, Victim Was a Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel Pity the poor Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers. It’s not easy being a cartel. There are pesky regulators who aren’t convinced that collaboration to hold … Continue reading

Posted in Cartel, Economics, Geography, Monopoly | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments