Supply and Demand in a Regulated Market

Imagine that politicians have decided that fuel prices are excessive for U.S. drivers and have passed a law that grants the power to regulate retail fuel prices to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Post by Day 3 a 250- to 300-word statement that addresses the following:

  • How might supply and demand for fuel be affected by fuel prices that are set by the Department of Energy instead of by a free market?
  • Will the amounts of fuel demanded by consumers be met by the quantities supplied by a regulated market?
  • Does a regulated market result in better economic efficiency in the production and consumption than a free market?
  • Be sure to support your position with referenc

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