YFW gas was $0.03 a gallon in the 1600s

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CAPITALISM


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YFW a dollar was like 1OOOOOOO dollars today


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Oh, hey.
But muh 100 Octane


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But muh 100 Octane

You got an engine tuned to run that?

Otherwise you're just wasting money


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But muh 100 Octane

You got an engine tuned to run that?

Otherwise you're just wasting money

All my cars can run it


 
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wasn't me though, dawg

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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
You know how much a penny was fucking worth in 1600?

Let's be generous and say it's a skilled labourer being paid 12d a day, and let's be even more generous and say that a gallon of petrol is tuppeny. Petrol is currently around £1.16/litre, and there are 5 litres to an imperial gallon.

I get paid around £80/week, which works out to £11.43/day. If I want to buy a gallon of petrol, it'll cost me about £5.80. Which is 51pc of my daily income. If you have an Elizabethan skilled labourer purchasing a gallon of petrol on 12d/day for tuppeny, he has used 83pc of his income.

So fuck you.



That's capitalism.
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Yeah but, bro, motherfuckers made pennies on the hour back then.


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Gasoline was a waste product until the late nineteenth century.

You must be thinking of kerosene, and three cents was by no means cheap.


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You know how much a penny was fucking worth in 1600?

Let's be generous and say it's a skilled labourer being paid 12d a day, and let's be even more generous and say that a gallon of petrol is tuppeny. Petrol is currently around £1.16/litre, and there are 5 imperial gallons to a litre.

I get paid around £80/week, which works out to £11.43/day. If I want to buy a gallon of petrol, it'll cost me about 23p. Which is 2pc of my daily income. If you have an Elizabethan skilled labourer purchasing a gallon of petrol on 12d/day for tuppeny, he has used 16pc of his income.

So fuck you.



That's capitalism.

Why are you wasting your time on a backwater forum when you could be a politician?

You could fix the UK's problems singlehanded.


 
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You know how much a penny was fucking worth in 1600?

Let's be generous and say it's a skilled labourer being paid 12d a day, and let's be even more generous and say that a gallon of petrol is tuppeny. Petrol is currently around £1.16/litre, and there are 5 imperial gallons to a litre.

I get paid around £80/week, which works out to £11.43/day. If I want to buy a gallon of petrol, it'll cost me about 23p. Which is 2pc of my daily income. If you have an Elizabethan skilled labourer purchasing a gallon of petrol on 12d/day for tuppeny, he has used 16pc of his income.

So fuck you.



That's capitalism.

Why are you wasting your time on a backwater forum when you could be a politician?

You could fix the UK's problems singlehanded.

Ah. Well, easy answer to that. It's called drive. Motivation if you want. There's a cost to everything you do.

Being a politician takes a lot of work. You've got to discard a fair bit of your comforts to climb that ladder.

Meta is either too young to throw his hat in with that lot just yet, or, simple, he likes his current setup the way it is now.



 
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I get paid around £80/week, which works out to £11.43/day. If I want to buy a gallon of petrol, it'll cost me about 23p. Which is 2pc of my daily income. If you have an Elizabethan skilled labourer purchasing a gallon of petrol on 12d/day for tuppeny, he has used 16pc of his income.
that's a massive, MASSIVE chunk

so i'm not entirely sure what you're saying
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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
that's a massive, MASSIVE chunk

so i'm not entirely sure what you're saying
That the fact costs have risen since then is irrelevant, since we've seen inflation several-thousand fold and shifting demand paradigms for petrol itself. Meaning it's proportionally cheaper than it was back in the Elizabethan period.


 
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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
Lol, just realised I read by conversion table the wrong way around.

There's actually five litres to every imperial gallon, meaning a gallon of petrol would cost around 83pc of an Elizabethan's wage and closer to 51pc for me.


 
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16% is still far too much.


 
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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
16% is still far too much.
wot

that's the point

capitalism has made gas cheaper


 
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16% is still far too much.
wot

that's the point

capitalism has made gas cheaper
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But I'm saying it's not cheap enough, and capitalism isn't doing jack fucking shit to make it any better than any other system could.


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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
But I'm saying it's not cheap enough, and capitalism isn't doing jack fucking shit to make it any better than any other system could.
The pricing system is the best way of making gas cheaper. There is no should price for gas, only is. Fuck with the price system and you'll end up with an awful allocation of resources.

Although, I'd still argue the price system has done rather well, given the fact that oil rigs are increasingly few in number.


And, not to mention, gasoline is taxed at close to 20pc in the US. Hell, we'd be even better off if people didn't stop fucking with nuclear energy ever time it tries to make an effort.

If you don't like gas prices, convince the Saudis to produce more.
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Really, we shouldn't even be using gas at all anymore, which is why I'm excited that we've been taking big steps towards alternatives.
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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
Really, we shouldn't even be using gas at all anymore
We probably wouldn't be if the government didn't subsidise it/taxed it properly/would stop fucking with nuclear.


 
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and closer to 51pc for me.
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