Irma price gouging highlights sad truth: Consumer fleecing is the new normal

By Ramsi Woodcock, Professor of Legal Studies, Georgia State University. Delta, shown over Tampa in 2014, and other carriers jacked up fares ahead of Irma due to high demand. They later capped prices. Drew Horne/Shutterstock.com Since Hurricane Irma put Florida in its sights, there have been thousands of reports of price gouging on everything from water…