Kathy Gill, About.com's guide to US Politics: Current Events
, put together this thought-proviking article
about falling gasoline prices. Gas prices are down 27% from the all-time high we hit this summer. Why? Dropping crude prices? Well, crude is down since August, but not enough, Kathy says, to account for a 27% drop in prices at the pump. What about supply and demand? That doesn't explain it either, says Kathy -- the current fluctuation in prices seems to go against
the laws of supply and demand. There's one possible conclusion: Oil prices are dropping because mid-term elections are around the corner.
Check out Kathy's article, then tell us what you think: Are falling fuel prices following some natural economic cycle, or are they being artificially manipulated in time for the elections? Will gas prices continue to fall in November, or will they start going up again once the elections are over? Click the "comments" link and share your thoughts. -- Aaron Gold