AdamB wrote:Cog wrote:I see no lack of happy motoring anywhere I travel. Perhaps those who can't afford fuel at its current price are living somewhere I have not been yet. Or perhaps they only exist in pstarr's head.
I've got 5 cross country road trips planned between beginning of May and end of July. I will investigate small towns, big megalopolis, maybe 25% of the states in the L48, and will look about for anyone who is stranded by the side of the road, not being able to afford the low prices. Might even buy them 5 gallons to get them started again, it costing a measly $10 or so, a good donation so someone can get back to civilization or the next interstate stop where they can get some cheap fuel on their own dime.
This summer I'm thinking historical visits to the Rathbone well in WV, some Texas oil fields and windfarm fields (need a photo of a pumpjack and nice big windmill behind it for future presentations involving energy and the revolution allowing EVs to save the world), maybe a tour of the corvette factory to see obsolete manufacturing in action, and real estate options along the Atlantic seaboard for retirement. But at all points in time, I will have an eye out for people who can't afford the cheap fuels, sitting alongside the road, wondering what to do.
You won't find people that can't afford $29 oil in the United States or sitting beside the road anywhere in the world. They don't own a car and keep walking or live in the slums and barrios of cities like Calcutta, Cairo, Lima and Rio-De-Janeiro. They are the 800 million or so people that are living on less then $2.00 a day.