New York newspaper says “add shame to penalty for gouging”

Michael Giberson Is price gouging like highway robbery? The Journal News, from the suburbs north of New York City, said: “Add shame to penalty for gouging“: Given the extraordinary cost of just about everything in New York, it is often difficult to distinguish price-gouging, which is both illegal and despicable, from the usual highway robbery,… More New York newspaper says “add shame to penalty for gouging”

Markets make you more trusting, but not necessarily more trustworthy

Michael Giberson In a randomized control experiment, subjects unconsciously primed to think about markets were more trusting in a subsequent anonymous economic exchange. The authors note that the positive effect of trust on economic growth is well documented — in particular, widespread market activity requires people to trust anonymous strangers — but scholars have been… More Markets make you more trusting, but not necessarily more trustworthy