National Toilet Paper Crisis

A big story today on social media is a run on toilet paper supplies in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise to us in FNQ where we regularly experience a run in essential supplies in response to cyclone events.

And yes. Toilet paper features always. I have never really understood this. My immediate response has always been to focus on the other end of the alimentary canal.

Prominent expatriate economist Justin Wolfers has a twitter thread

My fave supply shortage run in Cairns was the 2012 total eclipse of the sun where there was a run on organic muesli.


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