The ponies of Equestria presumably have no problem getting toilet paper:
Meanwhile, the humans of Chile have had to deal with collusion between the two largest makers of the stuff:
Chilean anti-trust regulators have charged two of the country’s biggest toilet paper manufacturers with taking part in a price-fixing scheme to corner the market for sanitary tissue and other products between 2000 and 2011, officials said Thursday.
The alleged scheme has outraged Chileans, who in the past have also been victims of price-fixing scandals involving chicken and prescription drugs.
According to economic investigators, CMPC Tissue and SCA Chile colluded to share out the market and fix the price of toilet paper rolls and other paper products.
The two firms controlled about 90 percent of the market for toilet paper. Then again, at least there was a market; to the north, in Venezuela, there has been chaos.
(Via Fausta’s blog.)