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10 Things You Can Like About $4 Gas

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posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 09:42 AM
While the price of gas is among the chief issues in the 2008 election and we are bombared with stories about the negative effects of the rising cost, there may be a silver-lining. From Time:

But it's also true that Americans are finding options where there seemed to be none. They're ready to change — and waiting for their infrastructure to catch up. They are driving to commuter-rail lines only to find there are no parking spots left. They are running fewer errands and dumping their SUVs. Public-transit use is at a 50-year high. Gas purchases are down 2% to 3%. And all those changes bring secondary, hard-earned benefits.

1. Globalized Jobs Return Home

2. Sprawl Stalls

3. Four-Day Workweeks

4. Less Pollution

5. More Frugality

6. Fewer Traffic Deaths

7. Cheaper Insurance

8. Less Traffic

9. More Cops on the Beat

10. Less Obesity

The article goes into further detail with each of the points.

posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 01:23 PM

Originally posted by SaviorComplex

... 7. Cheaper Insurance ...

The article goes into further detail with each of the points.

Please show me one time in history in which less insurance claims equaled lower premiums.

Just like when stores put things in place to lower shoplifting and theft, the prices never drop.


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