Does anyone remember the story of a man, after Katrina, hearing there was a vital need for generators in the area, rented a truck , bought out his local home centers of generators and drove down south and attempted to sell them at a profit. Local authorities stopped him and charged him with price gouging. It was my understanding that the generators were impounded and, at least for a time, were of no benefit to anyone. I never heard if the man was ever convicted of anything. Just an example of your government at work.
Here's a which-is-better question for you. Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior to Hurricane Sandy's devastation. When the hurricane hits, a husband, wife and their two youngsters might seek the comfort of renting two adjoining rooms. However, when they arrive at the motel, they find that rooms now rent for $250. At that price, they might decide to make do with one room. In my book, that would be wonderful. That decision would make a room available for another family who had to evacuate Sandy's wrath. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others condemn this...
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