I’m rather new, so pardon if this is something that was implemented or changed for a reason.
There seems to be a MASSIVE amount of isk pouring into the game in raw form, yet only a minor amount coming back out from taxes, skillbooks, etc. From the sounds of it, in these forums, you came make absolutely obscene amounts off null-sec bounties hearing quotes of 2b per hour. Now if that is incorrect, everything else written here is pointless.
First and foremost, yes the higher risk area the more profit there should be, not doubt about that. As a highsec player the thought of paying for a month’s PLEX of isk an hour is absolutely mind boggling. Bounties in general seem like a flawed mechanic as it simply requires blaping an NPC. Why has NPC bounties not been replaced with “junk loot” that needs to be gathered, transported, and sold to NPC stations at the very least? There is still an isk reward, but it doesn’t just pour straight into your wallet.