Re: Speed of Ferengi cultural change: Believable?
I would say once Ferengi realised how much money they could make, more and more accepted the changes.
The Ferengi follow the orders given them by the Nagus. If that Nagus is obviously incompetent, he can be removed from office by the FCA (or assassinated). But Rom is not incompetent. Idealistic to a fault, yes. But he knows what he's doing.
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