Is a gas tax holiday even worth it?
Jun 23, 2022

Is a gas tax holiday even worth it?

President Biden's call for a suspension of the gas tax holiday probably sounds like an awesome way to ease the pain of high gas prices, but it might not be as productive as it sounds. In fact, it could make some things worse. The Food and Drug Administration is poised to ban Juul e-cigarettes from store shelves. Dr. Trevon Logan of The Ohio State University joins us to discuss some history behind the Fed's interest rate raises.

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The Fed's heightened rates are still way below historic levels

Jun 23, 2022
Trevon Logan, professor of economics at The Ohio State University, says we're looking at a "new normal" for the federal funds rate.
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A federal gas tax holiday might be popular. But it might not be useful.

Jun 23, 2022
There's no guarantee that consumers will save at the pump.
Although President Biden's call for a federal gas tax holiday sounds like a good idea, it could have a counterintuitive effect.
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