Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Fill-In-The-Blank Price Gouging Form

Fearing increases in the prices of WATER (name of item in short supply) as a result of a MASSIVE PIPE BREAK (type or name of disaster), officials in MASSACHUSETTS (affected state or municipality) have declared a state of emergency whereby restrictions on "price gouging" are now in effect. According to ATTORNEY GENERAL MARTHA COAKLEY and GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK (politicians or law enforcement officials), the law is designed to protect innocent consumers from "unconscionable" increases in the prices of WATER (or food, gasoline, ice, electric generators, and home-repair services). The unintended, unseen consequences, however, are predictable, unfortunate, and avoidable.

~Blank form was provided by Art Carden.

See related CD post here.


At 5/05/2010 6:09 AM, Blogger W.E. Heasley said...

Nice form! Here is an example of filling in the blanks (insert above):



US Taxpayers



At 5/05/2010 6:17 AM, Anonymous geoih said...

Just another government that thinks it can change the realities of economics by decree. It's no different (or surprising) than minimum wage, or rent control, or industry subsidies.

It's also an example of how ignorant most people are, especially government people, of basic economics. They might as well pass laws suspending gravity, entropy and time.

At 5/05/2010 2:40 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Thanks for the chuckle Professor Mark...


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