New York AG goes after Craig’s List “gougers”. I understand that politicians have to do lots of dumb things in order to pander to their dumb constituents, but interfering with the free market disrupts the efficient delivery of the very goods and services most needed in a post-disaster area. With the possible exception of Paul Krugman, who seems immune to economic theory, there’s not an economist out there who supports these prosecutions and likewise, I know of few politicians with the understanding and courage to stand up to the mob’s blood lust. That includes Freddy Camillo, by the way, who introduced a “price-gouging” bill of his own in the last legislative session. I voted for him anyway – he’s a good guy – but I intend to bend his ear on he subject when I next encounter him.