A reader commented to Gary Richard’s Roadshow column in this morning’s San Jose Mercury News about how there’s a silver lining in the high fuel prices – our quality of life is improving. We’re driving less, polluting less, etc. There certainly are benefits – in spite of the real costs. I might agree about the positive impacts – if we weren’t as a byproduct sending so much more money off to our “friends” in the Middle East. Tom Friedman’s recent column about imposing a floor on gas prices to continue to provide an incentive for the positive behaviors makes sense!