[LMB] Planet colonizing

Luke Bretscher rocketman0739 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 23:04:04 GMT 2020


On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 4:24 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
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> > On Feb 13, 2020, at 2:24 PM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
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> > 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.

Very true. Also, whoever sent the colony (what I believe the Greeks
would call the "metropolis," mother-city) might want to forgo trying
to extract an immediate return on their investment in favor of letting
the colonists find their footing quickly.

Luke



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