Robspierre wrote:Diesel just jumped from $3.99 9/10 to $4.19 9/10 today.
did here, too - I'm just a few miles to east of you ...
I'll revise that summer demand price threshold to $4.75 or $5 or something;
anyway, y'all get the principle of the argument - I'm waiting for the demand price
to just not go back down ... become the new base-price ...
but real economics are hard to discuss or gauge these days, with Central Banks
arbitrarily determining the value of currency ... I've always had a hard getting my
mind wrapped around some of those concepts ... I've always sorta acted like
inflation was the Jedi Mind Fuck it is - stuff's not anymore expensive that it ever
was, your paper money is cheaper ... the "squeeze" on the Little Folks happens
when the Robber Barons know and acknowledge this - except when it comes to
wages ... then, all of a sudden, the capital-dollar and the labor wage-dollar are
two separate things ... no, no raises this year; our raw material cost has increased...
no shit, Mr. Rearden ...
also, since my "retirement", I do occasionally have to pay attention to fuel price,
and sometimes I still don't pay attention to fluctuation; I've been used to sticking
the nozzle in and filling up and swiping the Gas Card ... one of the perks of being an
organized labor boss working for a big-ass corporate giant with tons of money and
bad accounting practices ... the last several years, I was in charge of the operating
costs of a shitload of heavy equipment, and dealt out Company Gas Cards like Wyatt
Earp at the faro table; and goddamn right, the mexicans on the ranch got some ...
as long as the monthly fuel bill didn't break 100K, everything was fine, so I very
rarely actually looked over the paperwork the little girls would bring me to sign ...
now, tho .... those "Company Gas Cards" are connected to the ranch's accounts at
the Co-op ... goddamn capitalist bullshit ...