"PRICE GOUGING" ESSAY CONTEST
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY by entering our Essay Contest!
Teachers, help your students earn great prizes by entering them in Stossel in the Classroom's 2017-2018 essay contest, for students aged 12-18! We have prizes for teachers, too! The teacher submitting the top essay also wins the trip to New York!
Teachers may submit an unlimited number of student essays on our website between now and the February 16th deadline. Simply have your students view the segment on this page, and write a 500-1000 word essay to submit to our contest.
Natural disasters often bring people together, as they undertake rescue operations and work to rebuild their communities. People outside the affected communities usually offer additional support. But what about those that see a disaster as a way to make money? Watch John Stossel's video about "price gouging" and write a 500-1000 word essay, arguing for or against laws that prohibit price “gouging" during an emergency. How do such laws affect disaster victims? How do they change the incentives of potential suppliers?
See complete rules and submission information for more details.