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Are high petrol prices killing the American Dream?

To many Americans, cars aren’t just a mode of transport, they’re a symbol of freedom too. But who do US consumers hold responsible when soaring petrol prices mean there’s pain at the pump? The FT delves into the psychology behind filling up and explores petrol’s ability to fuel social unrest and even bring down presidents.

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