Originally Posted by Spinoza
Ah...you were talking about the middlemen. You don't see the benefit to society from traders C,D, and F before it gets from Farmer A to Farmer B.
Is that about right?
No. Actually, I was looking for the benefit to society as a whole. Nothing is being produced, and there is no service to the general public. Even if you want to trade apples for oranges, who else benefits from the trade, except for the farmers who do the trading to begin with?