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Seinfeld Economics: The Shower Head

by Linda Ghent

Regulation involves controlling human or societal behavior by rules or restrictions.

A black market is one in which certain goods or services are routinely traded in a manner contrary to the laws or regulations of the government in power. Typical reasons why the market goes underground in this way include the desire by substantial numbers of buyers and sellers to evade restrictive government price controls or inconvenient rationing schemes, to avoid paying heavy taxes on the good or service in question, or simply to be able to obtain forbidden goods or services that the government does not want the people to have at all.


Seinfeld: The Shower Head

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Jerry's super is installing low-flow showerheads in the units in his building. Anxious for relief, Kramer and Newman purchase powerful showerheads from a black marketeer.

from Seinfeld, Season 7 (1996)
Creator: Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld
Posted by Linda Ghent