Why Champagne Is Like OPEC

With champagne sales plunging because of pandemic lockdowns, growers and Houses like LVMH are behaving somewhat like OPEC.

How Hershey Kisses and COPEC Are Like Oil and OPEC

Hershey kisses and COPEC might be like petroleum and OPEC if the Ivory Coast and Ghana are able to elevate cocoa bean prices.

How Our French Fries Became More Expensive

When the price of your French fries increased during the past decade, one reason was a potato cartel that was rather similar to OPEC.

Grade Bubbles

At the University of North Carolina (UNC), the average G.P.A. was 2.49 in 1967 and 3.21 in 2008. Are we 25% smarter? In a 2003 Washington Post article, one of the nation’s grade inflation experts, Stuart Rojstaczer, then a Duke…