Re: Speed of Ferengi cultural change: Believable?
Quark was able to convince one of the most influential Ferengi of the advantages of females with money and clothes in less than five minutes. Sure, there was...something else influencing Mr. Slug-O, but he still sided with Zek even after...all that. I don't think most Ferengi would need much more convincing.
You forgot to mention how this ferengi was the ONLY ONE of the Nagus's numerous connections who would even listen to the argument.
How the majority of ferengi were literally becoming sick to their stomach when hearing such ideas.
"Let truth and falsehood grapple ... Truth is strong" - John Milton