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Old October 5th, 2017, 11:48 AM
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I'm not defending any particular trade scheme, but I will say that the nice thing about any of these systems is that they can be scaled downwards.

The not-nice thing about these systems is that some of them are harder to scale than others. Ideally authors (myself included) should recognize that talk about macroeconomics in Traveller is typically the tail wagging the dog.
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Where the historical analogy begins to break down is the modern technology society underlying the Traveller universe.

I think the best historical reference may be the East India Company. Here was a company trading across several weeks of travel, including communications. But still was shipping company owned goods on company owned ships.
But the BEI company was primarily a shipper, buying goods at one end, selling them at the other. Corporate speculation. It started to verticalize... but then the crown took interest...
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It was too big to fail, and they appeared to be having human resources issues.
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