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Price Gouging in a Time of Sea Change

BY | September 22, 2020

The purpose of price gouging laws is to prevent excessive pricing and profiteering in a state of emergency. But price gouging laws in the United States, exemplified by those enacted…

The purpose of price gouging laws is to prevent excessive pricing and profiteering in a state of emergency. But price gouging laws in the United States, exemplified by those enacted by state governments, were generally designed in anticipation of particular types of emergencies or natural disasters and as a result may embody approaches that strain to address the economic effects of novel emergencies such as the COVID-19 global pandemic. This article discusses challenges that arise in applying ex

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