The View from 30,000 Feet

For today, a simple question about waste importation into Whitewater:

301. If there had been no milk processing plant in Whitewater, would the city have constructed digester capacity as large as it now has, for importing waste into the city from other locations? That is, in cases like these, would one ordinarily separate a production facility from a waste-receiving facility?

For proponents, this question probably seems irrelevant, as there already is this capacity in Whitewater (and so one might as well use it). The unused capacity to them must seem like a happy accident, or a long-forgotten gem, again found.

And yet, it’s both relevant and material, as a truly profitable waste-importation regime could be duplicated by any city through long-term financing.

Are there really long-enduring, unique happy accidents in a capitalist system?