Let's face it: The main reason most human beings are in St. Louis is inertia -- 150 years ago, being located at the confluence of North America's two largest rivers meant something, but no longer. When was the last time somebody said, "Yeah, I'll overnight that to you right away. I'll put it on the first available barge"? During the Orange Bowl, FedEx talked about its air attack and ground attack, not its river attack. Sometime in the previous century, rivers lost out to railroads, and then on this side of 1900, trains were trumped by interstate highways, planes and the Internet. Silicon computer chips bring a much better price now... More >>>