Gas prices jump. The middle eastern oil cartel refuses to release more barrels. You’d think that sounds like price-fixing but thanks to the clarity of a very thoughtful spokesman for OPEC, we can get our terms straight:
Technically, that’s true. They’re not fixing prices. They’re keeping them broken. Of course they could control the geopolitics if they bothered trying, but then, why should regional powers demand Iran give up its nukes?
Oh you rascally “market forces” you. (Thanks to my brother for pointing this one out.)