I hate science because I refuse to assume that a discipline based in large part on the continual scrapping and renewal of ideas is unconditionally correct in a given area.
Meh, let's triple the price of gasoline to encourage the market to more fully develop replacements, get people to stop sprawling out of their cities, and get them to buy local. Yup.
@@@@ = Absolutely Essential to the majority of the population
Quote from: jack24 on June 13, 2008, 01:48:08 PM@@@@ = Absolutely Essential to the majority of the populationwhat's the NI, EPS, PE or ROA for companies providing serivices that are absolutely essental to the entire population?
OP seems to think so.
Moreover, the price of oil is set BY THE MARKET, oil companies don't decide on the price of oil any more than farmers set the price of corn or wheat.
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