Are New Jersey ‘outsiders’ more likely to be accused of price gouging?

Michael Giberson A few weeks ago I posted “Are ‘outsiders’ more likely to be accused of price gouging?” Having noticed that all four persons arrested in Mississippi for price gouging after Hurricane Isaac had surnames indicating family origins in India, I wondered about the potential for discrimination in the application of price gouging laws. First, … More Are New Jersey ‘outsiders’ more likely to be accused of price gouging?

Coasean taxes and other energy economics stories

Michael Giberson Of note. Daniel Cole, “Thinking About an Optimal Coase Tax” “Economists have spilled a lot of ink trying to specify what an ‘optimal’ Pigou tax would be… Haven’t any of these people read Coase (I mean read him carefully)? One of his explicit aims in ‘The Problem of Social Cost’ (1960) was to correct an … More Coasean taxes and other energy economics stories