Re: Latinum is better tha gold because...
Or maybe it's just illegal to replicate latinum, the same way it's illegal to counterfeit currency. I could run off some decent-looking $100 bills on my home computer and printer, but I'd be put in prison for doing it.
the problem then becomes the show was set during a total war and in humanity's known history counterfeiting was used to disrupte the enemy. and the Founders were a smart enemy. They certainly were not concerned about the civil laws of the quadrant.
I'm not crazy! All I Really Need to Know I learned by Watching The Wire