Recently heard an auto manufacturing executive say that the reason car manufacturers in the United States don’t make fuel efficient cars is because gas is so cheap here. If we had expensive gas, like in Europe, we’d have fuel efficient cars. I think he’s missing the point. Gas/petroleum is a finite resource. No matter how inexpensive it is to buy, we shouldn’t be wasting it. Period.
Toothpaste is inexpensive. That doesn’t mean I’m going to use half the tube and throw the rest away. See my point?