The Ill Effects of High Gas Prices

I saw an article about farmers in the Mississippi delta in The New York Times, and I thought I’d share it so you can see how higher gas prices have affected them. Obviously higher gas prices have caused people to reconsider their daily car trips and how they are going to pay for gasoline. However, higher gas prices have affected people in a number of different ways.

  • Farmers are borrowing money from their bosses so they can fill their tanks and get to work.
  • Some are switching jobs for shorter commutes.
  • People are giving up meat so they can buy fuel.
  • Gasoline theft is rising.
  • Drivers are running out of gas more often, leaving their cars by the side of the road.

The higher gas prices are not only changing the way people travel, but also the way that they eat, work, and play.

Advertisements



    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: