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Trotterdam
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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:29 pm

#1264 Flooding the Market

The Issue

Recent floods devastated low-lying areas, and the affected areas are only just starting to recover. Now, news is emerging that during the disaster many local retailers were found to have significantly elevated prices for basic necessities such as water, blankets, flashlights, and matsutake mushrooms.

The Debate

1. "The sheer nerve!" gasps disaster survivor and multimillionaire actor @@RANDOMNAME@@, who is wearing nothing but an old potato sack to elicit sympathy. "After we've lost everything, these predators had the nerve to profit from human suffering? These price gougers didn't care how much they were hurting people, so the government must care. Fix prices in place for the duration of any disaster, and shut down any store that refuses to comply!"

2. "Fixing prices in place isn't enough," argues charity worker @@RANDOMNAME@@, pushing aside the disaster victim so @@HE/SHE@@ can take center stage. "Retailers can set whatever prices they want throughout the year, but during times of disaster they should be forced to discount basic necessities, for the sake of human kindness. These big companies can easily afford a temporary loss, and this way disaster victims don't have to choose between bread and batteries."

3. "If they don't like the free market, they shouldn't be living in @@NAME@@!" snaps Mega-Mart CEO, phoning in from his beach condo in sunny Manamana. "Look, our primary moral and legal responsibility is to our shareholders. Our prices are our own business, but hey, if the government is so desperate to give stuff for free to disaster victims, why don't you just buy stock from us? We'll even give you a bulk discount for goods near their expiry date, and that way everyone wins."

4. "Power to the People! Potatoes for the Proletariat!" chants pro-communalist speaker @@RANDOMNAME@@, whose father is said to own half of @@ANIMAL@@ County. "I ask you, why isn't the government mass-producing and storing long-life foodstuffs, in order to distribute them for free during times of crisis and national emergency?"

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Edited by Candlewhisper Archive
The highlighted part looks suspicious, I think there's a name missing.

In option 4, @@ANIMAL@@ only capitalizes the first word when it should capitalize every word.


These have been fixed. Since I already answered the issue, someone else will have to report the new wording on option 3.

The Candy Of Bottles wrote:I suspect option 2 is invalid for communist nations.
I'm pretty sure that's the entire issue, not just one option.
Last edited by Trotterdam on Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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The Candy Of Bottles
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Postby The Candy Of Bottles » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:48 pm

Trotterdam wrote:[SNIP]
The Candy Of Bottles wrote:I suspect option 2 is invalid for communist nations.
I'm pretty sure that's the entire issue, not just one option.

Yeah, now that I think about it...
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TalAkMaChen
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Postby TalAkMaChen » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:22 pm

Trotterdam wrote:3. "If they don't like the free market, they shouldn't be living in @@NAME@@!" snaps Mega-Mart CEO @@RANDOMNAME@@, phoning in from @@HIS@@ beach condo in sunny Manamana. "Look, our primary moral and legal responsibility is to our shareholders. Our prices are our own business, but hey, if the government is so desperate to give stuff for free to disaster victims, why don't you just buy stock from us? We'll even give you a bulk discount for goods near their expiry date, and that way everyone wins."[/box][strike]The highlighted part looks suspicious, I think there's a name missing.


Correct Option 3 now, it's just added the random name macro and his/her as it can be either gender.

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TalAkMaChen
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New York Times Democracy

Postby TalAkMaChen » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm

The missing option 8 of issue 596
“All this nonsense about succession has got me thinking,” says @@RANDOMNAME@@, esquire, who is 456,789th in line for the throne. “Do we really need an expensive, reality-deficient monarch to tell us how to run our lives? Seems to me that it would just be cheaper to not have a head of state at alll”

(name at War Dogs VIII was Molly Grossman)


The effect is the same as option 7 (removal of monarchy) but apparently for some stricter oppressive regimes (WD VIII had some oppresion going on).

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Trotterdam
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Postby Trotterdam » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:53 pm

TalAkMaChen wrote:The effect is the same as option 7 (removal of monarchy) but apparently for some stricter oppressive regimes (WD VIII had some oppresion going on).
According to the editors, it's for constitutional versus absolute monarchies.

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