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Old 29.03.2021, 10:07
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Doesnít affect me because a) I donít buy Chinese clothes or cheap kids toys b) I only eat fish and only locally caught c) I am very picky about products from Asia and try to support local industries d) I drive a Tesla so.... good luck!
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Old 29.03.2021, 10:50
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Yes, there are lovely 911s everywhere you look. But a good third of passenger cars in Switzerland use diesel as fuel.

These car owners and drivers presumably care about fuel prices. If not why buy a diesel in first place? Only for the D/diesel/turbo badge?
Because the fuel savings there are not abstract (as in "this 911 with 2.8L consumes 10% less than the 3.1L engine") but layman-computable ("you can travel the daily highway 100km on the highway outsidezuritswil-to-outsidezurioetwil in half the fuel") plus the "high torque at low-rmp" which is very useful when you have to drive the 2tons SUV outside of the garage of the fantastic shared parkplatz of the luxus-condo [1] you live in outsidezuritswil.

[1] funny how the housing market variety approaches DDR, regarding how large is the sigma in the differences between the various apartments blocks.
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Old 29.03.2021, 11:21
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Re: Ready to pay more at the pump?

Meanwhile, the ship is not stuck anymore https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/29/carg...-inchcape.html

It seems this is going to be a great lawyer's story to find out if insurance works, damage compensation, etc.
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Meanwhile, the ship is not stuck anymore https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/29/carg...-inchcape.html

It seems this is going to be a great lawyer's story to find out if insurance works, damage compensation, etc.

Indeed, they'll be multiple big bun fights over this!
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Not in Switzerland - who really looks at the cost of fuel as a factor in using their car?
I'm sure lots of car owners _look_ at it, but that's not the same as it making any difference to their habits. I don't anticipate any change in traffic as a result of the price rises, especially given that they're still quite a bit lower than they were ten years ago.
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Old 29.03.2021, 13:17
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I'm sure lots of car owners _look_ at it, but that's not the same as it making any difference to their habits. I don't anticipate any change in traffic as a result of the price rises, especially given that they're still quite a bit lower than they were ten years ago.
Not just driving but everything will cost more. Think logistics. What it costs get food grown and on the table. Or that package delivered from Digi land. Or the shirt on your back from Bangladesh. Fortunately, entertainment doesn't come packed in CDs and DVDs anymore. But Believe me inflation will follow.
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Old 29.03.2021, 13:27
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I'm sure lots of car owners _look_ at it, but that's not the same as it making any difference to their habits. I don't anticipate any change in traffic as a result of the price rises, especially given that they're still quite a bit lower than they were ten years ago.
Also there is a lot less traffic (road and air) due to the current situation. Pre-pandemic I used to commute 800km a week and travel extensively on business, now I don't, and the environment and myself are a lot better for it.
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Not just driving but everything will cost more. Think logistics. What it costs get food grown and on the table. Or that package delivered from Digi land. Or the shirt on your back from Bangladesh. Fortunately, entertainment doesn't come packed in CDs and DVDs anymore. But Believe me inflation will follow.
Some interesting reading about the relationship between oil prices and inflation https://www.hifreqecon.com/how-much-...ect-inflation/

Suggests that the effect is nothing like as great as you might expect.
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Actually! There was an alternative plan in the 60s. But it never got done.
https://www.businessinsider.nl/the-u...nuclear-bombs/
The plan has been enviromentaly friendly revised & revived. almost.
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The plan has been enviromentaly friendly revised & revived. almost.
Global Britain. LMAO.
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