United Federation of Planets

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The Federation, or at least parts of it, seem to operate on a socialist or even [[communism|communist]] economic model.  Evidence includes the lack of [[currency]] in many episodes, descriptions of the Federation's non-capitalist economy base, and government monopolies that appear to control space travel, interstellar communications, and scientific research.  In any event, their society is so far removed from a free market economy that many Federation citizens have completely forgotten about [[capitalism]]. Captain [[Picard]] and [[Beverly Crusher]] are both intelligent, educated people by Federation standards, yet neither one understood the concepts of investment or payment for services.<ref>[[TNG]] "The Neutral Zone"</ref>
 
The Federation, or at least parts of it, seem to operate on a socialist or even [[communism|communist]] economic model.  Evidence includes the lack of [[currency]] in many episodes, descriptions of the Federation's non-capitalist economy base, and government monopolies that appear to control space travel, interstellar communications, and scientific research.  In any event, their society is so far removed from a free market economy that many Federation citizens have completely forgotten about [[capitalism]]. Captain [[Picard]] and [[Beverly Crusher]] are both intelligent, educated people by Federation standards, yet neither one understood the concepts of investment or payment for services.<ref>[[TNG]] "The Neutral Zone"</ref>
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NOG: It's my money, Jake. If you want to bid at this auction, use your own money.
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JAKE SISKO: I'm Human, I don't have any money.
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NOG: It's not my fault that your species decided to abandon currency-based economics in favor of some philosophy of self-enhancement.
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JAKE: Hey, watch it. There's nothing wrong with our philosophy. We work to better ourselves and the rest of Humanity.
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NOG: What does that mean exactly?
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JAKE: It means... it means we don't need money.
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NOG: Well if you don't need money, then you certainly don't need mine.
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--[[DS9]] "In the Cards"
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==Territory==
 
==Territory==

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