Thursday, June 4, 2009

North Carolina anti-price gouging laws: another masterpiece of government effectiveness

Michael Munger lays it all out today at Kids Prefer Cheese.

The North Carolina anti-gouging laws, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, not only caused gasoline shortages, but spent nearly $200,000 of taxpayer money to collect $56,000 in fines.

This, of course, makes really good sense to somebody.

Just not to me.

2 comments:

Waldo said...

Here in South Calhoun (as in John C) the attorney general launched much-heralded gouging investigations back in the day. The Palmetto Scoop was his big cheerleader. Both subsequently changed the subject.

britney said...

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