Chilean earthquake creates fear of shortages

A whopper of an earthquake in Chile has people lining up to buy gas in Hawaii. Twitpic here. I guess the resultant tsunami warning has people fearing the shipment of gasoline may be impacted, creating shortages. And of course, as in most cases, the fear of shortages creates the shortage. Perhaps this post wasn’t as radical as I sometimes think.

 

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One Response to Chilean earthquake creates fear of shortages

  1. Cecelia says:

    I have seen that in action when a big storm was predicted and so everyone went out and bought every battery, flashlight and candle in the stores!

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