Comment 60624

By Tybalt (registered) | Posted March 02, 2011 at 22:10:32 in reply to Comment 60614

Hey, everyone, let's play selective endpoints!

You picked the exact moment when gas prices were at an all-time high (an all-time high, that is, until 2008) as the start endpoint for your price comparison? That, sir, is a remarkable piece of mistake engineering.

I'd note that the period around 1981 represents the last time a significant constricting pressure existed on the gasoline supply - it is the source of the stories about gas shortages we were just hearing so much about.

(We usually associate that with "the 70s" but just as most of "the 60s" happened in the 70s, most of "the 70s" happened in the 80s. I digress :)

So since the only other time comparable dollar-stable prices for gasoline existed, was the period around 1981, I'd say you just succeeded in supporting the exact opposite point to the one you thought you were.

Hard luck, old sport.

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