What is it, exactly? I'm about to run a game of Eclipse Phase for people new to the setting, and some of them asked what exactly were the ups and downs of the new economy vs. the transitional one. I honestly couldn't answer what the cons were, partly because I'm no economist, and partly because there seems to be a distinct lack of actual criticisms for the new economy. So what exactly would be valid criticism of a new economy? And I mean actual criticism, not "it's criticized by the Planetary Consortium because they're capitalist pigdogs and hate freedom and love indenturing people." I kind of figured the Consortium wouldn't be huge on the new economy (even though they sometimes trade with the Extropians, who I believe use the new economy).
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