Floored: Into The Pit

[Something to watch. When I get the time.]

A view inside of Chicago’s trading floors (pits) where men fight (literally) for trades using the open outcry process prior to electronic trading rendering the process nearly obsolete at the Board of Trade and Mercantile Exchange. In a balls to the wall world where the rush of success can come and go in a whirlwind, some men won, some lost, but all gambled. A pretty good (or somber) look at how men adjust, or fail to adjust their lives in the face of change.