| Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 06:49 pm |
Although I doubt others will share my opinion, I think that having a FI over say 110 should reduce score. Having FIs a good deal larger than this shuld erduce score a great deal, and then start causing civil unreset, emigration, and perhaps unemployment (strikes, masss demonstrations, etc)
Countries aer not meant to be money making machines, darn it all If any real country ran massive surpluses forever, the people would rebel.
Any country with FIs above 150 should have massive civil unrest
the reuirement that you have such an FI to possess high health/edu/trans indices (250+) has always bugged the heck out of me, since it forces me to run countries at larger profits than I would like to . Honeslty speaking, making more than a tiny profit at all bothers me and always has.
Why isnt a 100 FI (breaking even) or even a 80-90 FI (realistically breaking even, since many countries have 60-80 FIs while still making large yearly profits - at least, mine do) enough?
An alternative would be to reduce taxes for private citizens and higher quality education/transportation/health care for free , reducing the population contribution (to 0 eventually, and then automatically spending the extra to increase the indices even further...or perhaps giving the option to spend it as foreign aid (which would beenfit score and happiness/welfare))
Lower taxes for private citizens would increase welfare and immigration at the least (assuming it is ever implemented), and should increase consumption, investment, and real estate values as well a great deal.
In the case of truly massive profits, citizens could even receiev dividends on the government, maybe set at a user-defeined percentage of profits. The extra money would increase consumption, welfare, immigration, and all domestic indices further still.
Of course, at the present, I amy as well spend as much moeny on weapons as I can.
[if anyone is reading this and has high quality ammo, send contracts to any of my countries with stabel economies. I can accept hundreds, and am willing to pay the superhigh prices so that I dont need to bother buying anything myself. Selling at the max price over qual gives many weapons corporations extermely high profits per worker - see for yourself. ]
Just my 2 cents.
I realize that I am just about the only SC player who despises making money with his countries