Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rubber Ducks

There are now more than 10 rubber-duck manufacturers worldwide...

Link. This leaves so many questions unanswered.  Is there a trade association?  A cartel?  A K street lobbyist (look, there's the guy  who brought in the duck account!)?  An organization of duck exporting countries (ODEC?)?   Has any Congressman gone to the slammer for accepting a ducky bribe? Are the Chinese dominating the market through an undervalued Yuan? 

And kudos to the Times for proper placement of the hyphen.  Otherwise we'd be puzzling over duck manufacturers made of rubber.

1 comment:

New York Crank said...

It's an international conspiracy to drive up the price of tires by diverting the supply of rubber to nonessential uses. You can't trust those commodity guys as far as you can throw 'em.

Yours very crankily
The New York Crank