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Economics 101: Cartel


What is a cartel?

A Cartel is a group of businesses, suppliers, or buyers that act in unison for their mutual benefit.

Typically, this is to influence prices, and/or supply (and demand).

A few examples:

The diamond cartel, drug cartels, and OPEC.

Each of these restrict supply seeking higher prices and profits.