The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a cartel of Swiss cheese makers, which ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years.
On today's show: Swiss cheese. A story about what happens when well-meaning folks decide that the rules of economics don't apply to them. And got the world to eat gobs of melted fat.
Music: Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald's "The Frim-Fram Sauce" and Tom Petty's "Rebels." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.