The whole argument that stores NEEDED to jack up their prices or people would buy more than they needed is fucking ridiculous. Ever seen an item on sale at a store and on the sign with the sale price is “Limit — three per customer.”
THAT’S ALL THEY NEEDED TO DO. Just tell the asshole with 15 cases of bottled water “We can only sell you two of those, sir. Other people need them, too.”
Every person who argues FOR price gouging during a disaster deserves a trip to the gulag. I mean srsly. What the fuck, people?