Oil Cartels and Those Damn Dirty Pizza Dealers

International oil cartel OPEC is back at its shady ways, but, thankfully, the organization is doomed to fail.

Whenever we hear the term “cartel” there is always a negative connotation involved with its use. We tend to correspond the term with the drug cartels of Mexico and people like “El Chapo,” the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel who escaped a maximum-security prison in July.

Less talked about are groups like taxicab cartels, which have been involved in passive-aggressive disputes with Uber and other ridesharing companies. Well maybe not in France after cab drivers essentially rioted because of Uber. These are just a few examples of cartels, but one that affects our lives quite a bit and has recently engaged in some fishy economics, is the oil cartel, known as the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC).

Oil is not only the magic juice that makes our cars run, it essentially makes the world run, which is why some key oil producers banded together to form a cartel.

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