I don’t mean to keep championing the subject - either someone important will agree or they won’t but everything you just said could already be said about eve. Honestly I just don’t understand the resistance to this, I am not wrong that it would drain isk from the economy but as to how much I don’t know.
Your right in that this is a game, but it is also a unique game. As a sandbox it is not all pew pew in space, as there’s deeper concepts at play and I like to think that there’s more than one way to play and anyone who says otherwise is just lying. If you want a game that isn’t stressful then perhaps eve isn’t for you?
Introducing a stock market would create an entire new category of play for eve. And it doesn’t force anyone to do anything that doesn’t wish to. If a CEO wants to create a publicly traded corporation (like I do), then they do in fact create pressure on themselves or anyone the shareholders choose to replace them with to run a successful venture. Hell I would absolutely love to be in a corporation even as a member where the shareholders (and not necessarily the CEO) make decisions to drive dividends and thus stock prices up. There would also be less abandoned corps if they were public, a CEO who quits could be easily replaced. Shareholders could vote to create more shares to raise capital for the corp to grow and do things they would normally be blocked from doing. Then you have the trading aspects of an exchange - predicting that a corp might do well in the near future so buying lots of stock to sell later for a nice return.
There’s so much potential here and everyone seems a bit shortsighted. @Jin_taan thanks for not just ignoring me! I realise the subject is taboo, but that’s because I am not the first or the last who will ask for it.