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Tag: gas prices
  • CA Raises Taxes because Cars Got Too Green

    On Monday July 2, 2013, the State of California’s additional 3.5 cents per gallon tax on gasoline went into effect, which will increase the total tax on gasoline to 72 cents per gallon. According to an article by Gary Richards in the Silicon Valley Mercury News, the increase is (at least) partially due to a …

  • The truth about Gas Prices

    If you ask almost anyone how they feel about oil companies and gas prices, chances are you will be met with the usual diatribe about greed, market manipulation, and lack of disposable income that keeps most people thinking oil companies are the most evil and economically abusive institutions around. But is that really true? Gas …

  • Tired of High Gas Prices?

    As I’m sure many of you are aware, gas prices have been skyrocketing lately. The common reason given by the media for this rise is the unrest in the Middle East. Obviously, there is some truth to this, but this trend started long before the recent revolutions. A couple weeks ago, I made a post …

  • The Coming Price Inflation

    I would like to focus on three price indexes that were released in the last week: the ‘Import and Export Prices‘, the ‘Producer Price Index‘, and the ‘Consumer Price Index‘. These particular indexes are for October of 2009. The vast majority of analysts believe that the year over year and month over month percentage changes …

  • Federal Commission Panel seeks to raise fuel taxes

    Joan Lowy of the Associated Press writes, “A 50 percent increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes is being urged by a federal commission to finance highway construction and repair until the government devises another way for motorists to pay for using public roads.”  I was under the opinion that the American taxpayers have already …