Gas is being rationed in New Jersey right now, with Governor Christie saying
This system will ease the strain on those gas stations still operating, while we work to bring more online for the public to access fuel, in a manner that is fair, easy to understand, and less stressful.
However, rationing has always been stressful. As they note in Forbes, (of course...)
As a rule, economists are against rationing, as it distorts consumer choices, fosters underground markets, and nurtures corruption.
This was a real problem in World War II, and they did a lot of propaganda posters to keep a lid on it.
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