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Archive for September 30th, 2006

A conspiracy to cut gas prices? Sure. Buy this bridge, too

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We are such reactionary dopes when it comes to the price of gasoline. Raise your hand if you’ve wasted gasoline by driving around town trying to find a price 2 cents lower than the $2.98 down the block from your house just to save 30 cents.

This comes to mind as I filled my Jeep Liberty today at $2.49 a gallon. (The national average for regular unleaded this week is $2.37.8, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.) I had stopped driving my Jeep when I filled it at $3.13 a gallon in August.

Gasoline prices have declined by 25 percent (more or less, depending on who’s tabulating and how they’re doing it) in just about two months. That, says The New York Times, has Republicans sighing in relief. And, also sayeth The Times, the falling pump price has Democrats and conspiracy theorists crying foul. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

September 30, 2006 at 3:52 pm

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