November 12, 2012
Hey, you people are smart. I'm thinking there must be some way to try to allocate very important goods like disaster preparedness supplies?
Predictably, emergency supplies like flashlights, lanterns, batteries and sump pumps sold out quickly, even when they were replenished. The one sought-after item that surprised him the most? Holiday candles. "If anyone is looking for holiday candles, they are sold out," he says. "People bought every holiday candle we have during the storm."
Maybe a lottery or something...I just think there has to be some way.
Economics and Markets Posted by John Kranz at November 12, 2012 5:57 PM