A quick mid-week supplemental in which we discuss a character that has barely been touched on but which is a hugely important character driving much of the action: Economics!
This week, Earth invades the colonies, attempting to take two of the major planets. They don’t succeed, this time, but unless the colonies get their act together, they see that it’s possible Earth might the next time.
We’ve been mentioning shippers since the beginning. But, with this supplemental, we’ll be explaining some of the terms they use. Also, we’ll explain how people navigate in deep space. These things will be important for future episodes when we get deep into how the former colonies and Earth wage war against one another.
How do the colonies communicate with one another? In this supplemental, we discuss not only how someone might contact their neighbor but someone in the next city. Or on another planet. And we discuss an emergency system that as developed to help shippers stranded in the depths of space.
Revolution! When the colonies and Earth go from passive aggressive to actually aggressive.