Glassnesse

Sajani Raja, Sukanya Basu, Zach Begland

Goverment Structure

  • an oligarchy with approximately 20 members
  • half of the members of this elite ruling class control individual sections of economic policy (the other half deal with other issues)
  • businesses still make most of the decisions, but they must stay within policies
  • secretive police forces makes sure all economic policies enforced
  • if businesses break enough sanctions, they are shut down
  • government benefits: public education, military and defense, income assistance for the impoverished, minimum wage laws

Economic Structure

  • Socialism leaning towards Communism
  • all industries privatized (including health care) but following government regulations
  • government policies regulating minimum income, environmental abuse, worker treatment, etc.
  • flat tax rate that is moderate to pay for economic benefits offered to citizens
  • major export: olives, wine, steel ingot

Location

  • on the Mediterranean coast near the Swiss Alps
  • not a very large country
  • use Mediterranean agriculture to produce "luxury" crops with MDC farming

What's in it for you?

  • good Mediterranean weather
  • individuals can obtain capital to start a business-- wealth not concentrated
  • all industries are privatized so businesses make their own decisions
  • government benefits: free public education and income assistance for impoverished
  • flat tax rate: benefits neither wealthy nor poor
  • government regulates businesses to prevent worker and environmental abuse
  • you have a choice, but there are government measures in place to prevent corruption
  • no big bureaucracy
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Come to Glassnesse!