Food for thought on gas prices

Senator John Warner (R-Virginia) has asked the Energy Department to investigate what speed limit would optimize efficiency. Given that not very many people drive the speed limit, I’m not sure how effective this would be. (This is an improvement from just last year, when almost nobody drove at the speed limit.)

I wonder if a much more draconian solution might be in order. Perhaps engines should be designed so that the car cannot exceed, say, 75 miles per hour.  Another option would be gas rationing (as in the 1970s), but I think the hard speed limit would be preferable to rationing gasoline, since some people really need to drive a lot.

I hate to impose more government regulations, but it appears that the days of sub-$4.00 gasoline are over, and that the government will have to take some drastic measures to prevent the price of gasoline from skyrocketing to $10 per gallon.

If you have an opinion, please comment (even if you think this is the worst idea in the history of the country.) Thanks!

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6 Responses

  1. Where did you get your blog layout from? I’d like to get one like it for my blog.

  2. This is one of the ones available for wordpress.com. If it is not one of the ones that come with the wordpress.org package, there are lots of sites with themes for wp.org sites.

  3. John Warner has an extremely retarted idea. Yeah, I’m afraid it’s all downhill from here for gas prices going back to anything resembling sane. I’ve got a bad feeling for the future, too, in regards to the economy in the U.S.

  4. Speaking of retarded, I spelled retarded wrong. How retarded is that?

  5. It wouldn’t work, but it couldn’t be worse than what we have now…

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