"I’m hoping that since they’re cutting funding for science, they’re going to jack up the luxury rate, triggering "We Love the President" celebrations in all the cities. That will cause a rapid jump in population, and since the big cities tend to vote blue, well, it will be a Democratic administration that launches the expedition to Alpha Centauri…" – Mitch Mills, commenting at The Poor Man.

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2 thoughts on “Despotism

  1. Well, they’ll have to jack up the luxury rate else the war discontent will cause serious disorder. The only other option is a change of government style to allow military units to enforce martial law. I suggest communism. With a flat corruption rate it’s good for managing large spread out empires when at war.

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