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Old 01-18-2019, 11:16 AM   #530
jason taylor
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Default Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Originally Posted by RyanW View Post
How about a sort of feudal corporate system? Instead of a mayor, a city would have a franchisee who buys the rights to run the city from the regional office, which in turn buys the rights from the national office.

That sounds kind of like tax farming. In fact that is what it will have to be for the purchaser to recoup his loses.

Which does not mean it can't happen. It took place a lot in fact. Simply that it would not be a good system, because tax farming always takes to much taxes and yields to little revenue and the middleman always tipple to much.
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