Check out this video above from a Norwegian blogger who is getting all kinds of upset for people making fun of the fact that Norway is currently in what people are calling a "butter crisis."
Yes, it sucks, and people anywhere would be pissed off about it. Though, we're not sure if they'd be so inclined to threaten to break into our houses and force us to watch them eat our butter in front of us, but hey, to each their own.
The thing is is this: the butter crisis is kind of ridiculous!
Norway is pretty small (think Colorado), but they're one of the richest countries (per capita) around. Mix that with two things: 1. they try to make everything for themselves (which is kind of inspired, yet…), but refuse to import any butter when a rough summer's weather severely lessens their dairy production — 2. because "the Norwegian dairy cooperative Tine has a de facto monopoly on the domestic market and is deliberately sheltered from foreign competition as a matter of public policy."
So the Government is already on top of it, relaxing the high tariffs and allowing for a flow of imported butter. So relax! It might be a little while, but there's no emergency here! It's just an annoying problem for the time being!
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