Goldman Sachs, and many other job creating Wall-Street firms, has a little side project to influence the price of aluminum and other mundane metals. We ain't taking about soda cans, but giant bars only transported by even bigger trucks. They bought up a lot of warehouses, and they are used for the sole purpose of being shells in a game of move of the aluminum beams. They charge rent on the owners of the aluminum per day, and start shuffling the aluminum until they reach a certain price point. My head kinda hurts thinking about this.
Why are they able to do this? Why our good friends in Congress who can seem to do big favors for their bedfellows but act like feeding the poor is a herculean task.