Unintended consequences

Let’s see now…

  1. Demand for oil is up, but production is down;
  2. So oil prices go up;
  3. So gas prices go up;
  4. So people look for alternative fuels, like ethanol (made from corn);
  5. So demand for corn goes up;
  6. So corn prices go up;
  7. So farmers reduce their herds of corn-eating livestock, e.g., hogs;
  8. So the price of bacon goes up.