In Gerald Gaus, Julian Lamont & Christi Favor (eds.), ESSAYS ON PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS & ECONOMIC: INTEGRATION AND COMMON RESEARCH PROJECTS. Stanford University Press (2010)
Price gouging occurs when, in the wake of an emergency, sellers of a certain necessary goods sharply raise their prices beyond the level needed to cover increased costs. Most people think that price gouging is immoral, and most states have laws rendering the practice a civil or criminal offense. But the alleged wrongness of price gouging has been seriously under-theorized. This paper examines the argument that price gouging is morally objectionable and/or the proper subject of legal regulation because of the context of market failure in which it occurs. It argues that even if claims of market failure or true, they do not generate these normative conclusions.
|Keywords||Price Gouging Exploitation Distributive Justice|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Concepts of Price Fairness: Empirical Research Into the Dutch Coffee Market.Robert Gielissen & Johan Graafland - 2009 - Business Ethics 18 (2):165-178.
Price Gouging, Non-Worseness, and Distributive Justice.Matt Zwolinski - 2009 - Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (2):295-306.
What's the Matter with Price Gouging?Jeremy Snyder - 2009 - Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (2):275-293.
Price Gouging in Disaster Zones: An Ethical Framework.Julian Lamont & Christi Favor - 2009 - Social Alternatives 28 (1):49-54.
Efficiency, Equity, and Price Gouging.Jeremy Snyder - 2009 - Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (2):303-306.
Efficiency, Equity, and Price Gouging: A Response to Zwolinski.Jeremy Snyder - 2009 - Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (2):303-306.
Added to index2009-11-23
Total downloads64 ( #80,836 of 2,158,277 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #355,837 of 2,158,277 )
How can I increase my downloads?