[LMB] General rules for Governments

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 20 13:42:36 BST 2021

From: Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>

Another thought is what criteria does the board use to award a family a
extra child?

Gwynne: Excellent service in the Betan Astronomical Survey; long government
service; high scores and outstanding work academically; high-ranked diplomats;
being rich; winning a ticket in a lottery (luck is useful, and it gives everybody a
chance and some hope); doing something heroic.

Probably a mix of reasons; some earned it by long and faithful service, some by
something high-profile and heroic, some pulled a few strings due to their wealth
and influence. And some were random name-out-of-a-hat to give the rank and
file a bit of hope.

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