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Profit from Covid-19 profiteers, with the help of regular market forces

The kiasu hoarder shows up and empties shelves of essential supplies, leaving the rest with nothing.

THE spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus has led to a severe global shortage of face masks as panicked consumers stockpile them. Understandably, the Singapore government has decided to clamp down on the many profiteers locally selling masks at unusually high prices. Minister Chan Chun Sing...