Comment: Allowing competition is the answer

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Allowing competition is the answer

"The best solution to avoid the fuel shortage in the disaster zones: to allow the extra cost & trouble reflect on the fuel price, while letting the suppliers compete (without giving any governmental preferential treatments to the elites' "friends")."

Agree, competition during an emergency is the key. There have been stories of all kinds of help being turned away from the disaster area due to bureaucracy and favoritism. If a person could drive a tanker of gasoline to the area with a portable pump, the gasoline shortage would be solved the day that the roads are open.

Instead, we have a whole host of Federal, State and local laws and regulations (and sometimes Unions) that prevent competition. Crony-corporatism is the problem. Competition is the answer.