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Tow truck driver indicted for bringing rational thinking into marketplace - Nooganomics
print By David Tulis A towtruck driver has been indicted in South Carolina on charges that he violated a statute that prohibits “unconscionable prices during times of disaster,” and makes it a misdemeanor to raise prices during events such as the flooding that has hit the state. The ban went into effect when the governor, Nikki Haley, declared a state of emergency, and its authority lasts 12 days. The premise underlying the statute that snagged Robert Boland, 40, of Carolina Towing & Recovery is that during a public emergency an increase in prices is unjust, an abuse in the market,