In case anyone caught last night’s Daily Show, Samantha Bee interviewed a guy named Kevin Kerr in her segment called Hurri-Cash. She mocked Kerr (a commodities trader) and a guy who runs a gambling website for profiting and being excited when hurricanes hit and cause devistation.

To be honest, the piece didn’t mock Kerr as much as the situation in general. The funny thing is, I’ve read Kerr’s work in the past and he is (as portrayed) very market oriented… You can read The Daily Reckoning or Investment U, both of which he sporadically contributes to.

The Daily Show implies this question though — is it ok to profit when others are in distress like in a natural disaster?