Real price of gas

Catherine Crier in New York City

Catherine Crier in New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Patriot Acts by Catherine Crier. She suggests that the real price of gasoline is not the price at the pump; it should include numerous subsidies and tax breaks, the health costs of using a fuel that causes illnesses and the portion of national defense spending devoted to protecting oil shipping lanes and friendly and not-so-friendly oil-producing states. After everything is considered, she suggests that the price we actually pay is approximately

$15.00 per gallon.