Notes from JWR:

We recently traveled to California. I was shocked to see the exorbitant gas prices there. ($3.65 for a gallon.) After having lived in the hinterboonies for so long, I was also alarmed to see the prevailing high prices of other goods and services, like $24 for a haircut and $4.35 for a loaf of bread. A very minor repair on our SUV cost us $525. The dealership charged $125 per hour as their shop labor rate! Since we towed our a trailer down there, we were also aggravated by California’s strictly-enforced 55 mile-per-hour speed limit for vehicles towing trailers. Isn’t that just like a Nanny State to have that sort of law?

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