that's great news. i have no idea how they are doing so well. <br><br>--<br>"It is worth seeing, debating and thinking about, regardless of your political allegiances...[Moore's] most disciplined and powerful movie to date." -- A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
St. Augustine is one of my favorites, right up there with Origen, but for exactly opposite reasons. St. Augustine's the one who said that it's better to marry than to burn. Origen is the one who took literally the passage about making oneself eunuchs for the Lord--and did a self-castration job.<br><br>
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I'm sorry I'm missing what I'm supposed to be offended by?<br>These companies are supposed to make profit and they do but that is bad.<br>Is there some gouging investigation going on? Is someone accusing the oil companies of making these profits in violation of any law?<br><br>Oh, I see, a company shouldn't make TOO much profit. Who should we nominate as the "Profit Czar". Every quarter they get to examine every companies quarterly earnings and determine that a company has gone over the line and take that extra "immoral" profit away.<br><br>Funny how the many of the same people (I'm talking people in general here not any particular forum people) who rally about getting rid of governmental morality legislation (laws about drugs, marriage, prostitution etc.) seems to be gung-ho about introducing morality laws when it comes to profit.<br><br>And as to this profit "cap" where is the profit that goes over the "cap" go to?<br><br>Dean Davis<br><br>-----<br>"They are possibly the dumbest people on the planet" -- Michael Moore on his fellow US citizens
Every company has the right to make a profit, after all thats why they are in business for.<br><br>Justification or morals;<br>Say after a Hurricane a store triples the price of bottle water, batteries and other basic necessities. Is that moral or the justification to gouge the public-?? Its certainly not illegal.<br><br>Like the oil companies;<br>They were making a decent profit before the price of crude went up. So after the price per barrel went up its only natural to pass that cost down to the consumers and sorta expected right - But to what extent ?? Since the oil companies profits greatly increased "clearly" shows that the companies are over charging the consumers - Like the store after the hurricane.<br><br>I believe what the State wants to do is clarify what is fair and what is gouging.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Say after a Hurricane a store triples the price of bottle water, batteries and other basic necessities. Is that moral or the justification to gouge the public-?? Its certainly not illegal.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Assuming there was no scarcity of those items, I'd agree that the morality of raising prices is questionable. There is another way of looking at that scenario, however. By raising the price there is less likely to be hoarding of those products and thus more people will be able to purchase what they need and not have to go without. The same holds true for motel rooms after a disaster. At the usual price I might rent two rooms, one for the kids and the other for mom and me. At the increased price I might choose to rent one cozy room and leave the other room available for someone else who needs it. <br><br>Profit ceilings were tried during Nixon's wage and price controls, in an effort to stop the "raging" 4% inflation of the time. They resulted in having just the opposite effect on inflation. Economics works in strange ways and the government rarely has plans for what to do when (not if) their program outcomes and estimates are wrong.<br><br>
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