Two short points in defense of price gouging

Source: Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Matt Zwolinski

“I understand the negative reaction that most people have to price gouging, and to the academics who defend it. The suffering caused by disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is immense. And sometimes those of us who write about price gouging can seem insensitive to that. Still, as unpopular and unattractive as it may be, I think the pro-gouging position is the correct one.” (09/12/17)