Gas should be around $70 per gallon. We would use less of it. We would buy prius and possibly even disappear completely up our own a55. We would bike trips that are two miles or less... and that would become 5 miles or less. Fewer needless cars on the road on the way to the gym... you know, to walk on a treadmill and ride a state-of-the-art bicycle that plugs into the wall.. that's powered by "clean" nuclear energy. Health expenses would be reduced. Air quality improved. But instead, people lack long-term thinking and always want the shortcuts, the easy way. Thus the increase in expense comes hidden in our societies. The food quality is reduced. People become less bright with lower quality water. Fatness increases by design until we choose otherwise. But explain to me otherwise what would happen. Certainly you can teach me something. What if each week gas was increased by 10 cents per gallon? Because I would love to see that happen. $3.39 $3.49 $3.59 $3.69 $3.79 $3.89 $3.99 We will reach $69.99 within 14 years.