Paying at the Pump 

On a recent road trip, this writer learned that in Oregon it is “against the law to pump your own gasoline,” as the designated pumper put it. What penalty a motorist would incur for daring to pump her or his own gas was not apparent, but according to the attendant, it was a matter of the government creating jobs. Any motorist could be forgiven for thinking it counterproductive to pay someone to perform a task just about anybody could do. At one time, some gasoline outlets offered a choice of “full service” or “self-serve,” usually at a lower price. In

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