Fuel Prices

March 2, 2011, 2pm PST
There are many challenges facing cities and suburbs across the country. How they handle such issues may determine if they thrive or fail in the 21st century, writes Mary Newsom.
Citiwire
February 26, 2010, 11am PST
Long commute + High Fuel Costs = Home Losses in Exurbs.
Marketplace
Blog post
May 18, 2008, 8am PDT

People’s response to death typically proceeds through various stages: disbelief, denial, anger, bargaining, guilt, and eventually acceptance and hope. Motorists’ response to increased fuel price seems to follow similar stages:

Todd Litman
Blog post
May 7, 2008, 11am PDT

It turns out that the “law of demand” (the tendency of higher prices to reduce consumption) and the principles of urban economics (that improved accessibility increases land values) still apply. If we are smart, we can use these to help solve problems and benefit consumers.

Todd Litman