Hurricanes create a great deal of misfortune and suffering – but they also bring out the best in people. The thousands of volunteers preparing to help Hurricane Irma victims and continuing to help Harvey victims serve as a testament to our willingness to help one another in the worst of times.Nevertheless, while all of our efforts may be well-intentioned, some of them are deeply misguided. Price-gouging is one such effort. Thought to assist those in a disaster zone, price gouging policies actually wind up harming them, and reflect a misunderstanding of the roles of prices in the economy.In…

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