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Old 01 March 2012, 01:32 AM
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Soapbox 5 myths about gas prices, Big Oil, and the presidency

Our national discussion on uncomfortably high gas prices is filled with exaggerations and distortions. It's time we wised up

When it comes to presidential elections, gas prices aren't as important as you think. Sure, they're a relevant data point, but a study by Yale economist Ray Fair shows that dating back to 1948, there is little correlation between election results and your pain in the gas.
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