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Let Freedom Ring: Oil Companies, Capitalism and Fuel Choice

Author(s): Marshall Kaplan
Advisor
Fuel Freedom Foundation
Date: May 22, 2014 at 5:21 AM

Americans have many choices that are denied to citizens of other less-fortunate nations. But we forget how many decisions are made for us, sometimes out of necessity, such as paying taxes; sometimes out of greed, such as the monopolistic actions of oil companies in denying many Americans the ability to purchase alcohol-based fuels at their corner gas station. Through various rules imposed on gas stations, oil companies limit many of us from using existing, safe, alternative fuels, like E85, and make available only more expensive, environmentally harmful gasoline. For example, gas stations owned or franchised by an oil company have… [more]

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