Monday, November 21, 2005
I just spent lunch talking with a person who believes that oil companies should be “held accountable” (read: punished) for their “excessive” profits over this last year. I really should just learn to keep my mouth shut and my opinions to myself. Not only does it not change anyone’s mind and not only does it end up with me rolling my eyes in frustration, but the arguments are almost invariably with one of my boss’ sons.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: why should an industry be punished for selling a product at a price that consumers are willing to pay?