Joined: 14 Nov 2007
Bogardan Mage wrote:
If the D'ni economy was ever based on gold it wouldn't have stayed that way very long. All it would take is one rogue Writer and the entire market collapses faster than you can say "Perhaps the ending has not yet been written". The whole point of a gold standard is to prevent that kind of thing! In a society where it was relatively easy (whether it was also illegal or not) to acquire gold it doesn't make sense to use it to base an economy!
Even if gold production and mining were completely unregulated, and gold coins were their money, it does not follow that the economy would fail. If the coins were marked, then it would be harder to counterfeit; presumably they would in that case regulate the access to minting machines.
Random fact of the day!