PCNN Economics Editorial

by Liv Laville

December 16, 2023

Paradise City’s Unexpected Economic Experiment: Vouchers for Companions and a Crackdown on Mining

 Paradise City, known for its unique laws and vibrant nightlife, has recently implemented two intriguing initiatives that aim to reshape its economy and social landscape.

 Companion Vouchers: A Stimulative Boost?

 The first initiative involves offering newcomers and tourists “Companion Vouchers,” each worth 100 PC$. These vouchers can be used to avail services from the city’s “companions,” a euphemism for sex workers. The redeemed value can then be spent by these individuals on goods and services, effectively injecting money into the local economy.

 While unorthodox, this approach raises several questions. Will the vouchers successfully attract new residents and tourists? How will this impact the existing sex trade industry? And will the economic benefits outweigh the potential social and ethical concerns?

 Mining Regulations: Curbing Ammunition?

 The second initiative targets the city’s mining industry. Ore nodes have been significantly depleted requiring miners to cover a larger area for the same yield. Additionally, since some of the ore nodes are located under the Three Hoe Nudist Camp, a controversial rule mandating miners to work naked in the “nude camp” has sparked outrage and concerns about worker safety and exploitation.

 These regulations are likely to impact both the supply and price of minerals, potentially affecting local businesses and the wider economy. The city government’s stated goal of curbing the ammunition industry aligns with many resident’s desires for increased safety and a reduction in gun violence. However, the impact on miners’ livelihoods and potential unintended consequences requires careful consideration.

 Keynesian Economics in Paradise City?

 The “Companion Vouchers” initiative bears an uncanny resemblance to Keynesian economic principles, specifically the idea of stimulating aggregate demand through government spending. While Lord Keynes himself might be surprised by this unorthodox application of his ideas, it remains to be seen whether this experiment will indeed lead to economic prosperity for Paradise City.

 The mining regulations, on the other hand, appear to prioritize social goals over immediate economic benefits. While the potential reduction in gun violence may be welcomed by many, the impact on miners’ livelihoods and the potential for unintended consequences cannot be ignored.

 One thing is certain: Paradise City’s recent initiatives are bold and unorthodox. Only time will tell whether they will succeed in achieving their intended goals and usher in a new era of prosperity for the city.


Where Are All The Police?

by Corwin Foulsbane

June 21, 2020

I have asked myself to take a little time out from the social whirl of balls and dinner parties, to record some of the gossip floating around Paradise City each issue.

To begin with, a question on everyone’s lips at the moment: Who was the mystery redhead seen running into the Dirty Shame Roadhouse recently? I think we’d all like to know the answer to that, especially with Irene Martin currently nowhere to be seen.  And who, for that matter, was the naked man spotted asleep on Haeun’s bed?

Residents and visitors alike may be intrigued by word of a new, garage themed, club that has just opened in Paradise East. Called Petrolhead, it’s something more to enjoy, and it’s creating a nice balance with Club Bare Naked of course.

Do keep me informed of anything that’s happening in town, especially if it happens to be naughty or scandalous. My eyes and ears are always open!