Monday, March 5, 2012

Why Are Gas Prices So High?

Interesting point, but it maybe a very middle class argument. The poor are the ones who suffer when important (essential?) goods increase in price: Why Are Gas Prices So High? by R.C. Sproul Jr. | Ligonier Ministries Blog:
Why is it, I wonder, that those who complain against the oil companies or futures traders when gas is going up in price never sing their praises when prices are going down? When consumers grumble about greed, at least in a free market, they don’t realize that their own greed is showing. We are not owed gas, at this price or that price. No one is cheating us or gouging us when we freely buy their goods, whatever the price. Our calling, at all times, is to give thanks. There is one who knows not only today’s and tomorrow’s gas prices, but knows that we need food, and clothing. And He told us to stop our fretting, to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. Would that we hungered for these more than we hunger for lower prices.

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