OT - Gas to hit 4.00

Andy Bradford amb-plug at bradfords.org
Wed Aug 31 15:14:05 MDT 2005


Thus said Shane Hathaway on Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:56:54 MDT:

> Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> > Demanding the  government intervene and try  to accomplish something
> > the free market is inherently better at (setting prices) is tempting
> > but foolish.
>
> Agreed. The government can take steps to smooth rough times like this,
> but it has relatively little power to control the free market.

The government should never take steps  to ``smooth rought times'' as it
only has  the power to  make things  worse. The New  Deal is one  of the
greatest example of governmental bungling America has ever seen. Let the
market set the prices, that is what it is good at as Jonathan suggests.

Andy
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