Price Gouging: Is It Wrong? Should It Be Against the Law?

Michael Giberson The April 2009 Business Ethics Quarterly includes an article on price gouging by Jeremy Snyder, a response from Matt Zwolinski, whose article on the topic was published a year ago, and a reply from Snyder. (Zwolinski’s earlier article on price gouging was discussed here last March.  See related links below.) Snyder (“What’s the … More Price Gouging: Is It Wrong? Should It Be Against the Law?

Price Gouging and Behavioral Economics – More Work Needed

Michael Giberson I’ve been reading several price gouging articles lately. One, by G. C. Rapp in the Kentucky Law Journal, (“Gouging: Terrorist Attacks, Hurricanes, and the Legal and Economic Aspects of Post-Disaster Price Regulation”, 2006) makes a relatively novel reach to behavioral economics to try to justify an efficiency claim for anti-price gouging laws. In … More Price Gouging and Behavioral Economics – More Work Needed

May is Bike Month and May 11-15 is Bike-to-Work Week

Michael Giberson I bike to work almost every day, but contrarian that I am*, I kicked off Bike-to-Work Week** by walking to work on Monday. * Actually, my bike was in the shop over the weekend, I had no idea it was ‘Bike-to-Work Week’, and I’m not really that contrarian.*** ** For less hearty souls, … More May is Bike Month and May 11-15 is Bike-to-Work Week

Articles on Wind Power in Ontario Address Effects on Emissions, Other Issues

Michael Giberson Tyler Hamilton has a pair of stories in the Toronto Star addressing concerns about wind power developments in Ontario. The first article examines health-related claims and indicates that no scientific evidence yet finds evidence of adverse health affects, but research in the area in increasing. The second article considers a number of other … More Articles on Wind Power in Ontario Address Effects on Emissions, Other Issues