01. Basic [commodities] such as rice and corn are heavily subsidized by the government.
02. The stocks were once a much-desired [commodity], but have since lost over 70% of their original value.
03. In the desert, ice is an invaluable [commodity].
04. Honesty and integrity are [commodities] which are in short supply in the world of politics.
05. A couple of hundred years ago, African slaves were treated as a simple [commodity], rather than as human beings.
06. Cigarettes were a valuable [commodity] during the war, and people would trade food, or any one of a number of things to get them.
07. A woman's body has become a [commodity] which generates millions of dollars of profits for the American pornography business.
08. In modern society, men generally have primary responsibility for [commodity] production.
09. John Peter once stated that hope is a [commodity] none of us ever runs out of.
10. Someone once remarked that advice is the only [commodity] on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.
11. Kurt Vonnegut once noted that new knowledge is the most valuable [commodity] on Earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
12. Aldo Leopold once suggested that we abuse land because we regard it as a [commodity] belonging to us.
13. John D. Rockefeller once said, "The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a [commodity] as sugar or coffee. And I pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun."
14. Coffee is the world trading system's second most valuable legal [commodity] after oil.
15. The [commodity] that first attracted Europeans to Canada was beaver skins.
16. British Columbia's main [commodities] are forest products, fish, and marijuana.
17. Robert Kennedy once suggested that moral courage is a rarer [commodity] than bravery in battle or great intelligence.

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