This post was formerly and boringly titled: Supply and Demand
Here’s a data point that serves to explain why it’s far too frustrating for me to engage democrats in a discussion over politics or economics. Forget the fact that I’ll never convince them that it’s wrong to steal one person’s property to "help" another. I can’t even get them to understand a trivial economic principle.
1) The government needs to do something about high gas prices and "price gouging."
2) The government needs to do something to force people to conserve gas, and save energy.
Update: I retitled the post shortly after writing it and stumbling across this, via Balko.