Are refiners and wholesalers price gouging on petroleum products in Alaska?

Michael Giberson As the chart below shows, during the summer of 2008 gasoline prices in Anchorage, Alaska switched from following typical prices in the lower 48 to a modest but notable amount above such typical prices. Not shown, but you can check it out at Gasbuddy.com where I generated the chart, after the summer of … More Are refiners and wholesalers price gouging on petroleum products in Alaska?

How fear affects policy: Adam Thierer on technopanics

Lynne Kiesling Fear is a strong motivating factor, having evolved over millennia as we have protected ourselves against predators. Fear supports self-preservation by making us risk-averse and cautious. But such a deep, visceral, evolved emotion does not always serve our long-term objectives of thriving; it leads to maximin outcomes, and it is often mismatched to … More How fear affects policy: Adam Thierer on technopanics