Without electricity your CBOT is NOTHING. Meanwhile we have the food right here locally. If you want it, you have to come and get it and PAY for it.
In the event of NO major disaster, you STILL depend on rural America. Without the actual commodity to be traded, there really isn't any sense for the CBOT to even exist.
I'm sure there's an analogy to be drawn from the following words of our 2nd President, John Adams.
The "children" would be the inhabitants of the blue states. Without the agriculture, production and industry primarily found in the red states, the urban blue states would not be able to support themselves as they are. Their precious government programs would certainly fall apart, and their commerce would amount to little.I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. --John Adams
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