The 4 “C”s of Market Economics: Chile, China, Copper and ... Cleveland?

According to our theory, this man is responsible for the Chilean copper shortage. Or is it that Chile is responsible for What Happens in Vegas?
“The Butterfly Effect” is a highbrow term used in chaos theory that, over the years, with help from such luminaries as Ashton Kutcher, has made its way down to us common folk via a simple formula: If a butterfly flaps its wings in (insert far-off locale), then (insert catastrophic event) will occur in (insert place much closer). The idea is fairly easy to understand, at least after a few drinks: one seemingly inconsequential action can have far-reaching and unpredictable consequences. And it appears that a serious bout of butterfly flapping in Chile has taken its toll on our quaint little hamlet. ...