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Old March 27 2010, 10:50 PM   #194
Teiwaz
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Re: Unpopular Trek Opinions What Are Yours?

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And...I think the UFP would only be the "ideal" society it claims to be if it were a limited-government, free-market capitalist society.
Basically you mean the Ferengi alliance then, yeah?
Arguably they were more "big government" than the Federation. The Ferengi Commerce Authority seemed ridiculously powerful.
Yeah I know, it sounded good though.

The concept of the Federation was meant to be a society where the population could be free to improve themselves. It's a little more dificult to do that when you have to work five or more days a week because some corp has bought the exclusive rights to something or other and you have to pay to use it. Do we really see much of what normal life is like in the Federation planets through the eyes of anything other than Starfleet anyway? They may not be that invasive at all. Citizens seem free enough to pursue profit if they wish, e.g Vash.
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