Hurricane Ida

Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by Buzz69, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Fear the Buoy

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    but you are assuming none will die due to not being able to afford the gouged prices.
    or no one will get shot by someone that can’t afford it.

    the deaths wash each other out.
     
  2. Jmg

    Jmg Veteran Member

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    the brilliance of market (gouged) prices is they replenish supply much much quicker, alleviating the shortage. the higher prices are super short term. the high prices pressure people to buy only what they need. the way prices are restricted now, it encourages hoarding. and i see people doing it, filling a zillion tanks of gas and loading their truck with a million gallons right before the station runs out. it would be better if gas were expensive and they just got 3 days worth of gas for their smallest vehicle.

    the gas will only be exorbitantly priced for a short time until profit-seeking heroes deliver more, which they are hugely motivated to do. truckers that were gonna deliver gas to somewhere else, they put in an extra shift for a big payday. guys in towns 400 miles away will rent a truck and fill it with every generator at home deport and drive it to town.

    there is a famous case of this exact thing happening. an enterprising fellow filled a rental truck and tried to sell generators for double after he drove them to a hurricane site. he was arrested. he was clearly helping, not hurting. if you want a generator bad enough to pay double, you are thanking this guy, not arresting him.
     
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  3. Buzz69

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    Head Buried In Sand.jpg
     
  4. kluke

    kluke Founding Member

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    With the oil of Aphrodite;
    And the dust of the Grand Wazoo
    You might not believe this Little Buddy
    But Market Prices will cure your asthma too

    With apologies to Mr Zappa
     
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  5. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Fear the Buoy

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    water coming up thanks to Nicholas
     
  6. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    Keep us posted bro.
     
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  7. GiantDuckFan

    GiantDuckFan be excellent to each other Staff Member

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    actually, that all makes sense
     
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  8. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village

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    I will still sell you all the gas you want at $20/gal

    Let me know
     
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  9. Jmg

    Jmg Veteran Member

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    price gouging is illegal please obey the laws
     
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