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Governor signs order to prohibit price gouging on at-home COVID tests

Original post made on Jan 11, 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order this weekend aimed at preventing price gouging on COVID-19 at-home test kits, which are in high demand due to the omicron variant surge.

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm

Joseph E. Davis is a registered user.

This is completely counter-productive as anyone who studies economics will tell you. The correct response to shortages is to raise prices and induce more supply, not limit prices which results in the empty shelves we are seeing.

An empty shelf almost always means that prices are too low.