in the wake of natural disasters is often seen as evil exploitation by sellers to rip off desperate customers.
Almost 50 gas stations in Texas accused of price gouging
during the Hurricane Harvey disaster last year have agreed to refund customer's money.
Few examples exist of greater disagreement between the public and economists than the one over laws outlawing "price gouging
" (a term I put in quotation marks, along with "price gougers," because I consider both to be emotionally loaded and misleading, as I explain later in this essay).
The landlord and his accomplices tortured the child, gouging
out his eye.
Reports said she drugged the boy before gouging
out his eyeballs.
After Hurricane Sandy hit in the Northeast, reports of local businesses price gouging
customers became rampant in New York and New Jersey.
Global Banking News-November 15, 2012--MP Hayes claims banks in New Zealand 'gouging
' customers with high interest rates(C)2012 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
It turns out, however, that there is no gasoline price gouging
going on in Massachusetts.
The machine offers two independent welding arcs up to 400 amps (no interaction between the arcs), and the ability to parallel both independent welding outputs to create an extremely powerful 800 amps of welding power for running large electrodes, stud welding and carbon arc gouging
(up to 3/8-inch carbons).
(6) Due to the swift and seemingly excessive rise in gasoline prices, many consumers speculated that the price hikes were a result of price gouging
on the part of sellers seeking a windfall in profits, as opposed to a reflection of actual petroleum shortages.
A MAN who gouged out his eyes while in jail in Miami has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for gouging
his wife's eyes after he was released.