162. Defending Price Gouging with Dr. David Henderson

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017



Episode Summary

Dr. David Henderson joins Adam Camac and Daniel Laguros to discuss price gouging, why it is helpful during disasters, and how laws against price gouging only make things worse.

About the Guest

Dr. Henderson is a professor of economics at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and he is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the editor of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics and the author of The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey. He is also a co-author of Making Great Decisions in Business and Life.

You can follow his work via EconLog, where he blogs regularly, and via Davidrhenderson.com.

Biographical information is from davidrhenderson.com.

Books Mentioned
1. The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics edited by David Henderson
2. The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey by David Henderson
3. Making Great Decisions in Business and Life by David Henderson and Charles Hooper

Articles Mentioned
1. Make Money Off My Sickness…Please by David Henderson
2. Disaster and Recovery by Jack Hirshleifer

Resources Mentioned
1. EconLog: Library of Economics and Liberty
2. EconLog Articles on Price Gouging
3. David Henderson’s EconLog Archive
4. Davidrhenderson.com

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