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#1 Posted by MarcusKL (25 posts) -

This is my concept of more privatization on El Presidentes island. Currently, Tropico acts like a huge corporation; it owns an island, industrializes it, builds housing for its facilities' workers, and provides them with free food, healthcare, and training. While this is fine, some people may want more control over just how planned Tropico's economy is.

Edict: Laissez Faire Economy: Keeps Tropico's government out of the island's economic affairs. This prevents the construction of any economic, industrial, or tourist building and the passing of economic edicts. All active economic edicts will deactivate and any forbidden buildings currently on the island will become privatized, earning Tropico money from their sale. While this edict is active, the lack of regulation will make privatized buildings earn more money from tourists, privatized banks earn more money from investment banking, and privatized business centers earn more money period.

Edict: Minimum Wage: Allows the presidente to set a minimum wage that all of Tropico's privatized buildings must pay their workers. This helps to ensure that private workers earn a decent wage, but it may raise the costs of owning a private business and discourage future privatization deals.

Edict: Nationalization: Brings all private industries into state ownership. Any privatized buildings on the island will become the property of Tropico's government. Foreign relations will drop some for every business a foreign power's nationals controlled on Tropico before it nationalized them. Regardless of the countries involved, this will harm relations with the Capitalists and raise relations with the Communists.

Edict: Privatize Education: Ends Tropico's policy of free public education. This prevents the construction of grade schools, high schools, and colleges; instead of being built by the government, private developers will occasionally save up money and ask the presidente where they can construct the buildings. All education buildings on the island will become privatized, earning Tropico money from their sale.

While active, this could perhaps lower the maintenance cost of privatized education buildings or make their students graduate faster.

Edict: Privatize Food: Ends Tropico's policy of free food handouts. This prevents the construction of marketplaces and supermarkets; instead of being built by the government, private developers will occasionally save up money and ask the presidente where they can construct the buildings. All food buildings on the island will become privatized, earning Tropico money from their sale. While this edict is active, privatized food buildings will have lower maintenance costs.

Edict: Privatize Healthcare: Ends Tropico's policy of universal healthcare. This prevents the construction of clinics, sanatoriums, and hospitals; instead of being built by the government, private developers will occasionally save up money and ask the presidente where they can construct the buildings. All healthcare buildings on the island will become privatized, earning Tropico money from their sale. While this edict is active, privatized healthcare buildings will be able to service patients in half the usual time.

Edict: Privatize Housing: Ends Tropico's policy of constructing state housing. This prevents the construction of all housing by Tropico; instead of being built by the government, the government declares areas that can be developed into housing by private citizens. All housing units on the island will become privatized, earning Tropico money from their sale.

While active, this could either lower the maintenance cost of privatized houses or improve their housing quality.

Edict: Privatize Media: Ends Tropico's policy of state-owned media. This prevents the construction of newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations; instead of being built by the government, private developers will occasionally save up money and ask the presidente where they can construct the buildings. All media buildings on the island will become privatized, earning Tropico money from their sale. While this edict is active, privatized media buildings will increase liberty more than usual.

Edict: Privatized Utilities: Ends Tropico's policy of nationalized utilities. This prevents the construction of power plants, solar power plants, wind turbines, and the nuclear power plant; instead of being built by the government, private developers will occasionally save up money and ask the presidente where they can construct the buildings. All power plants on the island will become privatized, earning Tropico money from their sale. While privatized, the maintenance costs of all electricity-using buildings goes up; the extra money is sent to the owners of the island's power plants.

While active, this could either lower the maintenance cost of privatized power plants or make them generate more megawatts.

Job: Investor Tropican citizens who build and own privatized buildings. Citizens can become investors when they save up enough money and notice either an unfulfilled need on the island (such as a lack of housing or entertainment) or a potential market (such as the island growing pineapples but not canning them). Investors earn an income and have a job quality based on how profitable their property is.

Mechanic: Case-by-case privatization/nationalization: Make it so that the presidente can choose to sell individual buildings to private citizens or buy already privatized buildings.

Mechanic: More privatization deals: Make it so that private groups at the Stock Exchange can ask to open for-profit hospitals, private schools, free churches, and independent media centers.

Mechanic: Using Swiss bank funds: The presidente is a private citizen too and should be able to use their own money. This allows the presidente to build privatized buildings of their very own, which is especially useful if they pass edicts which prevents them from building state-owned buildings. All maintenance costs, wages, and profits from their private buildings would go into or come out of their Swiss bank account instead of the treasury.

Mechanic: Workers' Co-operatives: A privatized building that's owned by its own workers. Workers of a co-op aren't paid a wage; the profits from the building are divided up between them, prioritizing the most skilled workers. Co-operative workers have a higher than normal job quality due to self-management.

Just my take on it, I hope you like it