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As an attorney, I am asked if laws against “price gouging” are wise (or
constitutional). Laws against price gouging have rarely been litigated,
because the laws are almost impossible to enforce (and that is good).
The extent to which anti-gouging laws are enforced is the extent to which
the laws cause hoarding, shortages, poverty, misery and even mass death.
There is no such thing as “price gouging,” and the pedestrians
who condemn it never define it, and that is why every anti-gouging law is
different. That is why the comments that follow are not intended
as legal advice, and each reader should consult his own laws and lawyers.
Laws offer various ways for free people to sell their property freely,
and to charge whatever they wish, whenever they wish.
The following issues provide areas to examine:
1. “Gouge” before a “state of emergency” is declared.
(Some anti-gouging laws only apply after a politician declares a “state of
emergency.”) Beat your stupid Governor to the punch and raise
your prices before he declares an "emergency." Some laws might not
ban "gouging" so long as the price increased before the emergency was declared.
In this way, people who support anti-gouging laws will have to pay
higher prices even sooner. The anti-capitalists will have achieved
the opposite of what they intended.
2. “Gouge” after a “state of emergency” is dropped.
In other words, hoard goods. Hold goods to sell later. In this
way, people who support anti-gouging laws will force themselves to go without
for longer. Hoarding also avoids “price gouging” accusations or even
theft from greedy socialists.
3. “Gouge” outside of the specified area.
In this way, people who support anti-gouging laws force themselves to drive
farther to obtain your goods. People who are inside a "area of emergency"
and who are unable to buy needed items can help themselves by leaving the
area in order to buy goods at gouged prices just outside of the disaster area.
In this way, price gouging still provides goods, and saves lives, and
defeats the government's evil acts.
4. Use the internet or online auctions to offer goods
for sale. Some laws might not apply to online sales, especially if
the agreement is made with someone outside of the specified area. This
method can also require the buyer to arrange for his own delivery or pick-up.
5. Auctions might avoid some anti-gouging laws.
A seller might drive into an area with a truck load of goods and invite
offers from interested buyers who set their own “gouge” price by bidding
against other buyers. In this way the seller does not offer goods
for a “gouge” price.
6. Barter. A seller can avoid setting any monetary
price and can ask buyers to offer barter in exchange. A barter exchange
is of no specific “price” or is of unclear value. With barter
the buyer will set his own “gouged” price via trade.
Remember that anti-capitalists believe that every free
person is a “hoarder” who deprives the world of his property. Anti-capitalists
believe that everyone is a “gouger” because every free market price is “gouging”
that deprives the world of his property.
Government is the only true form of “price gouging”
and “hoarding” and in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the People’s
Republic of China, and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (the
socialist trio) it caused trademark shortages, poverty, misery, starvation
and mass murder. They were the worst hoarders and price-gougers
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