Reports are coming in from yet-to-be-hit Florida that people or businesses or The Boogeyman are “price-gouging.”
Oh, the horror!
Without raising prices to match market conditions, the shelves will be bare a lot sooner than they otherwise might be.
Markets are not the enemy, even in times of natural disaster. If your life is on the line, cough up the extra dough for bottled water or gasoline. You’re worth it.
Also, shoot looters. Thanks.
P.S. The wonderful Institute for Human Studies put together this video, “Is Price Gouging Immoral? Should It Be Illegal?”, that makes the case for allowing markets to function during emergencies: