Posted 10 years ago on April 30, 2012, 6:53 p.m. EST by slickrjt
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This will be a quick post (lacking the usual articulation): my Sociology professor (truly great teacher - fiery, at times a conspiracy nut, but all-in-all a damned good professor). He said all the attempts to influence gas prices by a "gas boycott day", where people avoid buying gas on a particular day, is futile. Its been tried many times before, and its failed many times before. If we, as citizens, are to make a real difference...we would need to organize a nation-wide boycott of a specific company (i.e. Shell) until they relent and lower their prices. If, and when, they do...the job isn't over - we, as citizens, would need to boycott another company for the same reason (to lower THEIR price). In capitalism, the consumer has a lot more power than he, or she, may realize. But the only way to use that power is to organize and act together. This is just something I was thinking about lately and thought I would share...