TRC 218: Price Gouging + Intentionally Deceptive Reporting + Does Captain Go Down With the Ship

Episode 218 is a gem that will likley never be forgotten by avid TRC fans. The episode begins with an amazing skeptical parody by Pat of a song that is apparently kind of popular on the internet. This is followed by Elan, who starts the show proper(ly) with a segment about Price Gouging, and how it may not be as bad as people are making it out to be. Darren then looks into the shoddy reporting of a study whose conclusion is quite absurd. Adam closes out the show with the myth of the week: Does the Captain always go down with the ship? Enjoy the show!

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SHOW NOTES

Price Gouging

Wikipedia – Opposition to laws against price gouging

USA Today – Sandy Price Gouging

Slate – How Price Gouging Bans Make Disasters Worse

Free Market – The non crime of price gouging

Mises.org – Price Gouging Saves Lives in a Hurricane

Intentionally Deceptive Reporting

Deceptive article at A Voice for Men

Does the Caption Go Down With the Ship

Captain goes down with the ship – Wikipedia

Bounty (1960 ship) – Wikipedia

MTS Oceanos – Wikipedia

Costa Concordia disaster – Wikipedia

 


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