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The Greens Reduce Alcohol Consumption, Too?



My friend Pete tipped me off to this article, which explains that the growing popularity of biofuel production is driving up beer prices. Unfortunately, this "...

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All together now: price controls cause shortages!



Zimbabwe is the latest nation to experiment with price controls as a method to make food affordable. It is an unspeakable tragedy that Zimbabwe's people should end...

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The dynamic of interventionism



The U.S. subsidizes ethanol. Corn prices go up. The new prices hit Mexicans hard. The prez slaps on price controls and threatens speculators.

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Microsoft Accused of "Predatory Pricing" on Security

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This week's eWeek features an article Microsoft Security Pricing: Predatory or Correctional?.

The problem, it seems, is that MS has priced its security products "way below fair market value...

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"Price Gouging": Setting the Record Straight

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The Washington Post reports that the House of Representatives this week overwhelmingly passed a measure imposing severe penalties for "price gouging," an alleged phenomenon it was unable...

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Price Controls in Argentina, Again!



The New York Times ran a just-the-facts story about Argentina's increasingly egregious price controls—beginning in browbeating, moving to controls on beef, spreading to all consumer goods, and...

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Why not double the price?


Tim Harford offers an interesting analysis of the great XBox shortage of 2005. They are selling for $300, except that they are not selling because there is a massive shortage. He asks the question: why doesn't Microsoft raise the price to $...

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Gasoline in California

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From Mike Davis:

With the rise of gas prices above the $3 a gallon psychological level, and the record quarterly profits of Exxon Mobil, accusations of price fixing, price gouging and profiteering abound. Big-oil CEO's have been called before a...

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Concise Guide to Price Gouging

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6. Price Gouging

Price gouging -- charging higher prices under emergency conditions -- evokes strong emotional...

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How to know that the price is too low

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Thousands show up for computer sale: People trampled, beaten with a folding chair. A woman urinating on herself. The police called, then themselves calling for backup. All to get a bargain.


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