Posts Tagged ‘gas prices’

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    A New Name for Price Gouging

    Nov 2, 12 • 358 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, a friend of mine waited on a gas line for 3 hours to fill his tank. The price was close to normal but the line was not. Hearing about gas lines, I remembered when Boston’s water supply was temporarily undrinkable several years ago and...  [read more]

  • California Consumers and Gas Prices

    Oct 9, 12 • 398 Views • No Comments

    How might California be responding to $5.00 gas? Let’s start with bread machines. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains that when one of the first sellers of bread machines placed it on the shelf, few people were interested because they could not...  [read more]

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    Animal Spirits and Gas Prices

    May 24, 11 • 319 Views • No Comments

    Is a 9-cent drop enough to ignite our “animal spirits?” The 9-cent decrease refers to the average national price of a gallon of regular gasoline. And “animal spirits” is the optimism that leads to more buying and investing. During the...  [read more]

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    A Tank of Gas

    Apr 27, 11 • 425 Views • No Comments

    A tank of gas is not just a tank of gas. Isn’t it a spending decision? The national average for a gallon of regular is close to $3.88 and higher in California. July 2008 was the last time we dealt with 4 dollar gas. One economist estimated that 4 dollar...  [read more]

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    Oil Dilemmas

    Mar 4, 11 • 271 Views • No Comments

    The good news? We are driving more again–more miles than any year since 2007. The bad news? We are driving more again–more miles than any year since 2007.. Here are the facts from a WSJ article. With the recession and higher gas prices,...  [read more]