posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Wildbob77So, people are being forced to change their driving habits.
This is quite noticeable here in Daytona. Compared to the same time last year,after 6 pm the roads are practically deserted. I mean, there's still
traffic, but it's way, way lighter then it was and I'm seeing a lot more scooters/motorcycles then there were.
I hear a lot of people saying that drastic reduction in use will force them to lower the price, but the way I see it they will probably raise the
price to keep their profits flowing. You won't buy as much? We'll charge more! As much as this goes against the traditional supply and demand
principles, I think economics is a changing beast. After all, fiat economy doesn't make good economic sense, but that's what we're using,
After all, no matter what they charge, or whether the population buys it or not, they always have a steady, ever-hungry customer in the government.
Tanks, Hummers, and jets all need fuel, and they're obviously not planning to stop the wars due to something as trivial as the price of fuel.
They'll just get more money from the taxpayers and/or the Fed to foot the bill, and the oil guys keep raking it in.