Bonnie Bucqueroux retired from Michigan State University's School of Journalism to experiment with online publications, including Lansing Online News. She is also co-president (with Susan Masten) of Lansing Area NOW.

One response to “What’s the Story?: Outta gas”

  1. Fred Urshgur

    Add the Citgo at K-zoo & 127 to the list. The basic reason is that the profit margin for gas stations themselves (a fraction of a cent per 100 gallons) is so slim local operators can’t run them profitably. The cause: the monopoly power of oil companies. Surprise! If they can’t make it on profits from Ding Dongs and chips, they’re outta luck. The myth of “free market capitalism” should be obvious to all here, but we idiotically continue cling to our cherished foolish lies that “the market is always good and correct.” The real question: why are we so afraid to admit the obvious?

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