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Comment: Re:Bad economics leads to bad policy (Score 1) 151

by pedrop357 (#48915511) Attached to: Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

I've always noticed that the same thing happens with necessities. People empty the shelves and resell them at a premium without any news stories about how greedy they are. Bottled water, fuel, canned goods, ice, etc. are all resold at a premium by those who go to the store first.

If a store could raise prices, or "gouge" as you call it, they could afford to pay drivers and shippers from farther away to do special shipments and ensure that the shelves stay stocked. I'd prefer this to facing empty shelves because I forgot to pick something up, or the effects of the disaster lasts longer than my supplies and I get to the store too late

Comment: Re:Bullshit. (Score 1) 258

by pedrop357 (#48394599) Attached to: Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

If the traffic was heavily tilted from Cogent to Comcast, it's not Comcast's responsibility to upgrade without charging more. If they demand paid transit, people will still complain about toll roads and "paid priority" while Comcast has to babysit the two connections and deal with billing disputes based on what amounts to overflow charges.

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