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Unformatted text preview: transportation. For example, in Robin Williams case, she works in Tampa but lives outside of the city and current public transportation routes do not go that far outside of city limits, forcing her to drive 54 miles round trip to work everyday. Robin drives a 1999 Dodge pickup truck that gets seven to eight miles per gallon which means that she quickly goes through about six gallons of gas, about $12 a day commuting to and from work. This scenario gets worse when we look at Robin's annual income. Robin only makes $26,000 annually. These numbers do not seem far. How does this fit into the whole economic model of supply and demand. In microeconomics we are taught that the market will bare the price that we can afford, but based on these two women's situations, along with many others, it doesn't look like people can afford these gas prices. It's very clear that collusion has a role on our gas prices....
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- Spring '08