12:16am

Tue March 20, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Why are gas prices going up?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Michael Klare, author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources, and Kevin Hall, national economics correspondent for McClatchy. The national average price for a gallon gas is $3.84, and it’s expected to go up. What’s behind rising gas prices? Join us live at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. There are efforts to start “no gas Mondays.” What else should be done? What can be done?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College

Kevin Hall, national economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers 

Web Resources:

Kevin G. Hall. McClatchy: Once again, speculators behind sharply rising oil and gasoline prices

Michael Klare, TomDispatch: Why High Gas Prices Are Here to Stay

Joe Fromm, Think Progress: Oil Companies Earn Billions While Americans Pay More

Rebecca Leber: Think Progress: ExxonMobil makes $41B, but pays estimated 17.6% tax rate 

Bryan Walsh: Time Science: Viewpoint: Gas Prices and the Big GOP Lie

 

Media Matters: STUDY: Media Missing The Mark On Gas Prices

 

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