Attorneys General in Virginia and North Carolina Continue to Prosecute Hurricane Ike Price Gouging Cases

Michael Giberson Another few price gouging cases settled by the Attorneys General of Virginia and North Carolina arising from complaints filed during Hurricane Ike in September 2008.  From North Carolina, via the AG’s press release: Cooper filed suit in October of 2008 against Steve Compton, owner and manager of Tire Pro, also known as Troy … More Attorneys General in Virginia and North Carolina Continue to Prosecute Hurricane Ike Price Gouging Cases

Crabs and Crabbers: “Interests Are Not Always Aligned”

Michael Giberson I laughed at this line in an article in the Washington Post: But one survives by catching the other and selling it to be eaten. So, as economists say, their interests are not always aligned. The article discusses the Maryland state government’s attempt to reduce the number of “limited crab catcher” licenses in … More Crabs and Crabbers: “Interests Are Not Always Aligned”