RE tells us, of course, that paying the bills and becoming more price-conscious should have no systematic effect on consumption. Some prices will be higher than you thought, some lower. The contrary theory, though, is that we implicitly think of a lot of things as free, unless direct experience reminds us of the opposite.
Prof. Bryan Caplan
Department of Economics George Mason University
http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED]
"Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance"