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Thursday, October 06, 2016

The Anti-Price-Gouging Cops Are on Patrol in Florida

In memory of the great comedian Myron Cohen:
Shopper to butcher: How much are your lamb chops?
Butcher: Six dollars a pound.
Shopper: Six? Across the street they charge five.
Butcher: So go across the street.
Shopper: They don't have any.
Butcher: If I didn't have any, I'd charge you four!


Unknown said...

I don't know who Myron Cohen is, but that's pretty funny.

Sheldon Richman said...

Great Jewish comedian from the '50s and '60s.

Anonymous said...

Sheldon, whenever there is an emergency and there are news of price controls, I tend to blame the victim. I mean, that's exactly what they want. They have to endure the bad consequences of their choice of allowing Government to satisfy their wrong economic insight that says it is a bad thing to raise prices as demand raises.
Am I wrong in blaming the victim in these situations?