Originally Posted by aztj
just like nike, apple and other areas where consumer dollars forced favorable changes in corporate brands.
Unfortunately even your own argument does not support your idea. You are talking about two different things. companies changing with the times to keep up with current trends, wants and desires is different from trying to get a company to lower it's profit or reduce it's price.
Last time I checked a pair of Nike shoes cost about $100 and their made in some third world country for pennies. How does that support your argument. Last time I checked an Apple Ibook was about $1800 and all the rest of the Apple brand was at least twice the cost of a comporable PC. A more expensive product thriving in a penny pinching society.
BTW to those that would make the argument against the oil companies, have you checked your investments? Your 401K's, Mutual funds etc...Any chance the record profits are also helping you?
If you want to drive down the price of fuel, the price of YOUR fuel don't drive as much, combine trips, get rid of your smoke tune, don't race your truck, take off the big tires, regear...Lots of things you can do to get better fuel economy, to make your fuel dollars go farther. But that is not our culture. metaphorically speaking we all want to smoke out the ricer but still only pay $1.00 a gallon. Ironic if you ask me.