The Kerensky School of Economics

Musings of a Scotch Drinking Man

“Human behavior is economic behavior. The particulars may vary,
but competition for limited resources remains a constant. Need
as well as greed have followed us to the stars, and the rewards
of wealth still await those wise enough to recognize this deep
thrumming of our common pulse.”

— CEO Nwabudike Morgan,
“The Centauri Monopoly”

The culture and governance of many of The Empire’s dominions are based on a set of views that can be referred to as “Homo Economist”, which in turn can be viewed as something of a hybrid between two of the three controlling ideologies, Egalitarianism and Individualism.  In the case of Egalitarianism, the view can be simplified to the idea that all people have a fairly consistent understanding of economic factors and are able to act on it. In the case of Individualism, the view can be simplified to the idea that all people are assumed to be willing to act on only their…

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