Price gouging is definitely illegal. But beside that, how can people morally profit off crisis situations like this?
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Obviously, this is wrong. You don't have to be a metaphysicist to know this isn't the way humanity should operate. However, it seems there's just something in certain people that makes them buffer emotions which appeal to the empathetic side of life.
So according to KXAN News, Facebook user Marcus Griffin found a guy selling extremely overpriced cases of water from the back of his truck.
As Griffin walked towards the truck, he mentioned as follows.
Hey, I’m going to show you why nobody has any water. Time of crisis, they buy up all the water! People out here struggling for water … struggling for water and they’re out here marking the price up high as hell.
If you're interested in the video report, check out the footage below.
WARNING: The following video contains strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.
But there's hope...
And as can be seen, people are on the hunt for price gougers in order to put them on blast for Texas attorney general Ken Paxton's apprehension.
"People are in crisis," the source quotes Paxton. "They’re experiencing great difficulty, so we’re trying to protect people from opportunists who take advantage of people in difficult times."
At the time of the report, the city of Houston had already received over 350 complaints about price gouging.
Paxton warns those who are gouging, "We will find you."
Hopefully, that's the case. It's horrible what people are doing in these terrible times.
All in all, we'd like to know your thoughts about this Houston flooding situation. Have you seen other price gouging? If you have any comments, feel free to share them below.
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