Is Thinking Obsolete?

Thursday's Editorial - February 15, 2007


1.  In what three ways have politicians caused high gas prices, according to Thomas Sowell?

2.  In addition to those mentioned in the answer to #1, what factors contribute to the rising price of oil and gas?

3.  How is the price of oil determined?

4.  When gas prices rise, why do politicians ask for investigations, according to Dr. Sowell?

5.  For what reasons do people (including the media and Congress) blame high gas prices on greedy profit-makers?

6.  Has Dr. Sowell's commentary on gas prices changed your mind about what causes them to rise?  Explain your answer.

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