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Why write new stuff when the old stuff still applies? Change the names of the politicians and this 1996 editorial on gas prices seems awfully current. But the fumes of technocracy do linger on in this line, from the WaPost story on Kerry's energy plan: "Kerry would temporarily suspend filling the reserve until 'oil prices return to normal levels,' it states." What will Kerry do about the prices of T-shirts? Computers? Shampoo? Diet Coke? (I buy a lot more Diet Coke than gasoline, and I want those loss-leader specials back.)

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