The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Gas prices reflect
– absolutely nothing

Apr 15, 2002

Over the last month, gas prices have shot up at the pump, averaging $1.41 per gallon throughout the country and much higher in some areas.

Why have gas prices gone up?

Choose one:

•The war in Afghanistan could disrupt oil supplies: prices up.

•The rioting in the Middle East could disrupt oil supplies: prices up.

•Strike in Venezuela could disrupt oil supplies: prices up.

•Saddam Hussein could disrupt oil supplies: prices up.

•George Bush has a cold, could disrupt oil supplies: prices up.

Actually, in the real world, the price of a barrel of oil fell from $28 to $23.47. So why did prices go up?