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This is purely a resource allocation problem, do you allocate resources randomly or do you allocate them based on need/demand. A person that needs to run a sump pump to prevent flooding is going to be way more likely to pay 3-4x for a generator than some who wants to watch football and have cold beer. If you put a price ceiling than it’s going to be random luck on who gets the generator and it won’t be assigned to where it does the most good.
Some bleeding heart liberal will of course say that poor people live in lower areas, poor people are less likely to evacuate so poor people are being price gouged so it’s not fair. And yeah life’s not really fair but we don’t currently have a better way to distribute resources based on need. What will likely happen is that all the generators will either get bought by people that don’t need them or scalpers for the secondary market and the person that really needs one will either have to pay even more on the secondary market or not be able to get a generator at all and sustain huge avoidable losses. So instead of a shitty situation to the tune of $1000 for a overpriced generator someone might be out 50-100k in flood damage
It would never make sense to bring generators into the worst disaster areas. The optimal delivery point is just far enough to sell the generators on the outskirts of the storm damage. Instead of moving goods to the area of highest demand you would move them to an area of lowest barriers.
Ok fine I guess everyone can sit without power then because equality. You will get your water and chainsaws whenever the normal supply chain feels like delivering it because merchants can’t raise prices to cover expediting an order.
If a guy drove to an adjacent state, bought up a bunch of generators and brought them back that’s just good business and now there are 19 more generators available than there would be otherwise. He might be gouging if had 19 in stock for months , waited till the hurricane them marked them up 200% but even that should be fair game.
That’s the joy of a command economy, It doesn’t matter how much money you have, you can’t buy anything on the normal market. Black market is the only option
Lol raises what is this 1970? CEO bonuses additional management and shareholder value is where it’s all going. Coffee going away is a really bad sign because the perceived benefit value is much higher than the cost. I bet you won’t le have to pay employees a couple more thousand a year to have comparable value to the employee. Something about being fucked over on coffee every morning has always made me a bit annoyed with my employer.
Interesting read I was not aware that the legal definition is so limited. This is probably a good thing
War on Cuba coming soon to a theater near you? Gotta wounded what the agenda here is.
Serious question- when does “resistance” become treason?
Meh I’m always happy to have some one else to pay 2-5x for early apopter technology so that I can buy it a couple years late on the cheap with all the problems fixed
Well plus all the after after school extras like swim lessons, soccer practice, gymnastics etc. It might get a little cheaper but probably not much cheaper
Child care costs about the same as college as I’m sure you found out. We’re going to shell out 100k for child care before she even hits first grade.
I think the guy is in the right, he should be allows to refuse.
What if a customer came in and asked for a genitalia mutilatuon cake? Or anti vaxer cake? Or child marriage cake? Why should he have to make a cake for any of those sick fucks?
Gender transitions isn’t in the same level of course but if you can compel him to make one of those you can compell him to make the other and that’s not a door I want to open