No wonder our economy is so messed up. The costs of things don't really match the energy or effort required to provide them.
Lately I've had to price a few trips. Here's the summary:
- one-way Amtrak train trip to New Haven, CT, regular, not Acela - $74
- weekend car rental (2.5 days) from Enterprise Rent-a-Car, pick up at Logan Airport, which I used to drive to New Haven and back - $89
- one-way flight to Chicago on American Airlines - $89