Letter: Gas prices the result of supply and demand

EDITOR:

Had Courier columnist Randall Amster bothered to read noted economist Robert Samuelson's article that appeared in the New York Times a few days before he penned his July 7 diatribe on "free markets" and gas prices, he might actually have learned something about how the laws of supply and demand are affecting today's gasoline prices.

Instead, in predictable fashion, our so called "Professor of Peace Studies" resorted to bashing the free market system and spewing his vitriol at the Bush administration, "war profiteers," the "oil barons," those dreaded employers, the "wealthy," and those of us who would welcome some common sense environmentalism for a change.

One thing I have learned over my few short years in Prescott is that Mr. Amster's "Peace Studies" title belies his true nature. He is a master of subtle hate, a promoter of class warfare, and can always be counted on to spout the talking points of the far left.

Fred Deneke, Prescott