NationStates Jolt Archive

Weird issue effect

04-10-2004, 11:34
I got the following new effect after the last issue:

and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.

because I decided to "let society sort that out" (discrimination in soap operas)
Effect: Civil rights go up (World benchmark->Excessive), Economy goes down (Thriving->Very Good). Why?
I understand why civil rights go up, but why would it hurt my economy? The only way I could imagine this to happen, would be if the corporations deliberately discriminated people, just to spite them :D , but hurt themself financially doing so. Which seems quite unrealistic...
I would think that it would benefit my economy since it reduces government overhead. (not that I have taxes anyway, according to the description)
04-10-2004, 16:11
I'm not sure why it's done that. It increases economic freedoms... I don't know how that affects the economic ranking, though.
04-10-2004, 17:47
Well, thanks for the information. :)
But it still doesn't make sense that an increase in economic freedom lowers my economic ranking. Especially if the only other effect is an increase in civil rights. :headbang:

Or are there other associated effects, like a lowered ranking for an industry? I know that my discription looks the same there as beforehand:

A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Basket Weaving, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Gambling industries.