There are few things more politically popular, and more economically counterproductive, than banning price increases during a shortage.
Democrats are trying to inject a political solution into an economic problem.
Corporations were just as greedy when prices fell in 2019 and early 2020.
The bill would penalize companies for price gouging during times of war, public health emergencies, or natural disasters—which would have encompassed all of the last two years.
Certain politicians would do well to learn that inflation is not caused by corporate "greed."
Higher egg prices are not a crisis in the middle of a pandemic full of supply problems.
Once again, Washington is giving us every reason to believe it's selling favors to cronies even if it means everyone else loses.
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Oil supplies were already tight before petro-state Russia invaded Ukraine.
Elizabeth Warren's bizarre theories about corporate greed driving inflation have made their way into federal law enforcement, it seems.
The idea would benefit central planners and grow the ranks of bureaucrats while making the poor even poorer.
"Greed is constant. If it's greed, how do we explain prices falling?"
Addressing a distortion of the market with another distortion of the market will only make the problem worse.
Bad policy and unpredictable nature are sending food prices through the roof.
The plan would reduce supply while increasing demand, resulting in harmful shortages.
Price controls fail for other products, and liquor is no different.
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Don't punish businesses for raising prices during a crisis.
The government tried to stabilize the nation's food supply 80 years ago. Its efforts backfired.
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A new paper finds that the shortages produced by emergency price controls led to more social interactions as people searched for scarce goods. Additional COVID-19 deaths weren't far behind.
Texas officials' rush to enforce price gouging laws during that state's winter storms will only make residents worse off.
A politicized vaccine distribution process intended to take price out of the picture has given the edge to the rich, connected, and powerful.
The Portland City Council has approved an emergency ordinance capping the fees delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats can charge restaurants.
Such laws end up causing more shortages than they solve, especially during a crisis.
Cities are imposing "emergency" regulations capping the fees that delivery services like Uber Eats may charge. That's a mistake.
Q&A with Duke's Michael C. Munger, who also believes that big cities will see rationing and that higher education will never be the same.
High prices for sought-after goods cause temporary pain, but not as much as government efforts to "help" frustrated consumers.
High prices can bring much-needed supplies into a disaster zone.
Hospitals gamed the system and costs didn’t come down.
Price signals ultimately mean more supplies for disaster-struck areas.
An Insured Woman Was Hit With $20,000 in Surprise Bills After a Trip to a San Francisco Emergency Room. The Prices Were Set by the City.
Blame the city Board of Supervisors for unusually high hospital bills.
People getting starry eyed about socialism should look to Venezuela for some important warning signs.
Price gouging is not the evil many officials make it out to be.
Politicians condemn price gougers, but students explain why "gouging" is good.
Change drug prices by changing the market.
Venezuelan grocery stores have products shoppers don't want.
From Walmart to Uber to AirBnB, businesses should be lauded for their generosity and effectiveness in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
It's not price gouging.