Every president is drawn to this non-solution to high gas prices |


The price of gasoline occupies a unique place in the political and economic life of the country. No other product has its price advertised in gigantic signs on so many street corners.

And though the president has almost no control over what that price is, any time it goes up the opposition party is quick to 1) blame the president for the increase, and 2) demand that he do something about it.

What can a president do? He can urge OPEC countries to increase production, but not only will that make him look like a supplicant, it’s unlikely to work.

But President Joe Biden, knowing that currently elevated prices have people upset — and that we can’t help comparing those prices to what they were last year, when lockdowns…

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