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The Grim Historian

If You Are Not Worried About Gas Prices, You Have Not Learned From History

Are we destined to repeat the 1970s Energy Crisis?

1970s Energy Crisis
Bird’s eye view of a gas station in Portland. Pumping gas was a first-come-first-served basis to five gallons per auto | Public Domain — National Archives

“The American automobile is dying.”

So proclaimed the 1973 newsreel as it panned over large grilled cars in pastel colors rotting away in car dealerships. Americans could no longer afford cars that required 12 miles to the…



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