The northeastern US has been facing major gas shortages in the wake of the recent weather emergencies -supply lines are still thin as the recovery effort continues, and the high demand for gas has become a major issue. New York officials have initiated gas rationing as a way to curb this high demand, allowing cars with tags ending in odd numbers to get gas on odd numbered days and tags ending in even numbers to get gas on even numbered days. Seems a little convoluted, but that’s about as fair as you get… right?

There is another route that you could take to alleviate some of the stress of the crisis that would also help expedite recovery efforts… it’s not a popular one, especially in a union state… we could let the free-market work. When the supply of a product decreases but the demand does not, the value and price…

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