This rich dude...Anthony Lord....went out on an agenda. He wants to corner the chocolate market. Today, he owns 241,000 tons of chocolate....seven percent of the world's market. The belief is....with weather in some countries acting in his favor....and some markets cooperating (perhaps illegally).....he will drive the price of chocolate sky-high.
Naturally, for you folks who prefer Baby Ruth or Snickers or M&M's....this is pretty serious. In the next month...you might walk into Wal-Mart and notice your chocolate choices doubled in price.
In fact....Anthony might hold out long enough....and get the price per pound more than tripled.
What can the US government do? Well....we could establish a committee on chocolate, or a Czar on chocolate. We could go out and use US federal funding to buy chocolate as well.....driving the price down....or up....depending on how we do this.
So my suggestion here? I suggest you go out and buy as much chocolate as possible....and start hoarding it. Yes, it may drive the price even higher....but you don't want a chocolate shortage.