[LMB] Planet colonizing

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Feb 13 22:23:35 GMT 2020

> On Feb 13, 2020, at 2:24 PM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
>>> so - as a minimum i would expect processed raw materials to be shipped
>>> back ..
>> Nah.  Only very valuable and rare raw materials would be worth the expense.
>> Extractive economies don't make sense in a space setting.
> what would a shipper prefer - flying home with empty holds? or with somethnig that will bring at least a little money?
> would the empire prefer the colony to have at least some export goods, or none?

It depends on the incremental cost of shipping them.   We don’t know the various costs of the interstellar ships, especially during the colonization years.

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