Americans Suffering Needlessly From Self-Inflicted Energy, Inflation Crisis (David Holt Op-Ed)
In 1980, Ronald Reagan asked what has become a key question in each election since: “Are you better off today than four years ago?”
In some important respects, we are better off now that post-lockdown life has arrived, and we are able to travel, go to the office or school and enjoy a more normal lifestyle again.
But, over the past 16 months, as inflation has continued to creep up and national gasoline prices have gone from a steady increase between February 2021 and January 2022 to all-time disastrous heights today, it is increasingly clear that the U.S. energy system is broken. It is now apparent that on the important issue of energy, we are decidedly not better off today than we were just a few short years ago. We were promised competent governance, yet record energy prices and inflation persist with few solutions in sight.
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