Does anyone remember the report about Orbitz showing Mac users higher prices than PC users?
The examples of price differentiation go on and on.
"They're making generalizations about people and their disposable income based on their age.
And that's the kind of arbitrary discrimination that the Supreme Court has said is prohibited," said Southwestern Law School Professor John Heilman.
Airlines charge more for flights the closer they are to leaving. Typically, it’s called “smart business.”I’m by no means a hardcore capitalist, not even close, but even I see most of these examples as free market capitalism.
Companies in this country are encouraged to look at the market and maximize profit and shareholder value. Don’t like your healthcare insurance premiums with Aetna...um, well, you may be stuck because I've found everything else is pretty bad, too.
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The cost of everything is climbing while wages remain largely stagnant (for the middle and lower classes, at least).
And in this place, we apply price discrimination wherever possible because, with only a handful of exceptions, pricing largely is left up to businesses themselves with no oversight.
The California Court of Appeals has ruled against Tinder in a lawsuit accusing the dating app of discriminating against older users.
If you're over 30, you have to pay more a month than younger users for Tinder Plus.