Interesting article in the New York Times today about how gas prices affect people differently in different parts of the country. It featured a set of maps to help lay out the picture. I was elated to see the map about gas prices.
Yeah, we have the cheapest gas in America here in the Sho-me State. But why then did the map that shows how much income people spend on gas look not as great?
The final map tells the story. If you have cheap gas, but it still takes a significant portion of your income, a pretty safe bet is that your income must not be too hot. And so it is.