Carless New Yorker To America: High Gas Prices Are Awesome
I hate just to point and laugh, but when your piece for the New York Times Sunday Magazine begins:
Like a lot of carless New Yorkers, I am generally confused by bursts of populist outrage over high gas prices.
it's hard to do much else. The author says he's checked with a single economic study, determined that it's not rational to be outraged over gas prices, as large majorities of Americans are, and ends:
[T]he best possible future for most Americans may involve much higher gas prices. As billions of people, throughout the world, enter the middle class in the coming decades, there will be an enormous increase in the demand for gas. This, along with rising environmental considerations, is likely to send the prices far higher than they are today. But at that point, we will all probably be driving solar-powered hovercars anyway.
I'm pretty sure this was the same tune the media was singing about gas prices during the Bush presidency, right?
(h/t Jim Geraghty)