Michael Giberson Jeff Ely, Cheap Talk, blogged “Price Gouging“ Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution, responded with “Price gouging and the elasticity of supply“ David Henderson, EconLog, “Jeff Ely on Price Controls During Disasters“ Matt Zwolinski, Bleeding Heart Libertarians, “Price Gouging Roundup“ Sandeep Baliga, Cheap Talk, adds, “Why is there no price gouging in NYC?“ Baliga linked to … More Price gouging: Can economics justify a price cap?
Michael Giberson News headline reflects the stark difference in pricing strategy between competing businesses and regulated monopolies: “Xcel: Slack demand signals need for rate hike.” The sub-headline reads, “The utility, which posted a profit increase, will ask Minnesota for approval to raise rates.” Profits are up? Must need to raise prices. Reading the article heightens the … More Power demand dropping? Must be time to raise prices!