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Gas prices might be steep

But, compared to the 80s, they're not that steep.

The LA Business Journal (no link) reports on the UCLA Anderson Forecast's latest report:

    Senior economist Christopher Thornberg wrote that, adjusted for inflation, a motorist buying 600 gallons of gasoline a year now spends roughly 6 percent of his or her income on fueling up the car. Back in the 1980s, the same amount of gas would have cost 8 to 9 percent of total income–and that's without today's more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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