Amazon’s proposed federal anti-price gouging law (surprise!) protects Amazon

Amazon's proposed federal anti-price gouging law (surprise!) protects Amazon

Amazon is worried about its customers getting ripped off — well, that and being held legally responsible for it. 

The ecommerce giant published a plea Wednesday for lawmakers to finally do something about the very real problem of price gouging during a disaster. Specifically, Amazon’s vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, asked for federal legislation that we’re sure only coincidentally puts the crosshairs on sellers — not on Amazon itself. 

Amazon, you see, is trying to do right by its customers. It’s the lack of a comprehensive and federal anti-price-gouging law, argues Huseman, that has set customers up to be ripped off by unscrupulous baddies using Amazon’s platform.  Read more…

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