The market rules
. . . higher prices have a beneficial side. They encourage an increase in supply. They also encourage alternatives. And they encourage convervation, teaching users to operate more efficiently.
. . . However unpleasant the workings of the market may be in the short term, no system has been devised that constitutes an improvement.
From the unsigned, lead editorial in: Omaha World-Herald (Mon., Aug. 29, 2005): 6B.
See also, the KETV report posted March 4, 2005: ConsumerWatch: High Gas Prices Can Be Good; Economist Says Prices Aren’t As High As ’80s When Adjusted For Inflation