It's no surprise that the latest results show a
stagnant economy with high unemployment and low productivity, but the
reason behind the figures is in some dispute.
Everyone has noticed the huge crowds of unemployed workers lingering
around job terminals, especially at Aragoth Station, and there are
plenty of opinions on what should be done. As one Explorer sadly put it:
"I spend half my day fighting for jobs at the terminal and what do
I get? Garbage hauling out to Sol! This is not what my parents thought I
would be doing when they put me through Jenquai Academy, but what else
can I do? There is no more space to explore, I've seen it all." A
common lament these days.
Spokesperson and supplyside economist for deWinter, Wolduk claims:
"It's simple; taxes are just to high. Lower taxes and we can get
more jobs into the system. What do we get for our tax money anyway? A
bloated EarthCorps fleet that has done nothing to stop pirates from
terrorizing our shipping. And what about these V'rix that everybody is
so anxious about? EarthCorps has not made a move against them. What are
we waiting for?"
Builders too have their complaints. Shortages of many materials such
as appolonite, horosium, balderium and aesirium have brought
manufacturing to a near halt in many stations and caused high inflation
rates on many weapons, shields and reactors.
Jenqui leader Det Ydennek has a different opinion: "The harmonic
balance of the galaxy is in danger. There are too many pilots chasing
diminishing resources. Until the balance is achieved we will continue to
see turmoil and despair."
In his weekly broadcast, Progen commentator Hsur blasted the Jenquai
opinion: "This is exactly what the Jenquai-dominated media would
like you to believe. There are plenty of resources but the Jenquai, with
their fancy technology, are hiding the location. I know for a fact that
the Jenquai and the V'rix are cooperating to bring about the downfall of
Finally, we spotted some oldtimers of the Foundation Federation
quietly gathered around the gaming tables At Friendship-7 that had a
more philosophic view: "Advance, advance, advance. Everybody wants
to get ahead. I have all the credits and skills I need for now. Research
is what keeps me going and there is plenty to keep me busy. Something
tells me we are on the verge of something big in the next few
Well, we at Net-7 certainly hope so. Stay tuned and we will keep you
informed with the latest news.