Worstall: Hurricane Harvey Is When We Need Price Gouging

Tim Worstall reminds us of the value of relying on prices to help get resources to where they are most useful: The economics of this is really terribly, terribly, simple. As a result of the disaster–of any disaster that is–some things are in short supply. Perhaps because some of the supply got damaged, or perhaps … More Worstall: Hurricane Harvey Is When We Need Price Gouging

Norwalk Connecticut Gas Station Settles on Charges of Sandy-Related Price Gouging

Michael Giberson When it comes to gasoline price increases, how much do prices have to rise before a price increase is “unconscionably excessive”? What difference between prices before and after a declaration of emergency is large enough to create a “gross disparity”? Twenty percent? Ten percent? Five? In Connecticut these days it looks like a … More Norwalk Connecticut Gas Station Settles on Charges of Sandy-Related Price Gouging