Monthly Economic Report - April 2023

Hello everyone,

It is time for the Monthly Economic Report.

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As always there is also the downloadable data for you here.



First :sunglasses:

@CCP_Paragon thanks :blush:

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EVE is dying.

The dev blog links to the last month’s forum topic. Just like last month and the month before that. The modern user interface of the website and the discourse forum admin panel really must be a joy to work with and be so extremely intuitive if this happens every time. :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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as every month: Too much Ice coming from semi-afk static belt grinding in HighSec which is mostly done by already super-rich massive multiboxing afk’lers (and for sure a lot of bots). Fix that. If you want to do the gameplay a favor remove all static icebelts. In step one you at least let them respawn in random systems, not all the time in the same system, so people have to move to follow them. In step two split them up into smaller anomalies and scannable signatures, so there is more competiton where smaller and more flexible groups can outperform massive-afk-multiboxers.


Bank robberies stats in Delve neighborhoods made me laugh :smiley:

Those ice mining fleets must make an absolute fortune in hs. I agree make them like gas sites random localtions and scannable

Regarding the ever decreasing velocity of isk, the inflation, and growing money supply…

What if CCP did a wealth tax on ISK? Say 1%-5% tax on all ISK once per month? That would incentivize people to actually use their ISK instead of hoarding it, plus it would throttle the increase in money supply.

It might piss some people off, so that might not be a good thing.

Here’s the increase in money supply:

And here is the velocity of ISK:

In other words, people are hoarding ISK. Hence, I propose a wealth tax on ISK itself to incentivize people who are hoarding it to go out there and spend it.

PS. This is a super long shot but I remember reading a story about this town? village? that imposed a wealth tax by mandating that people stick postage stamps onto their paperback money at the end of every month. I don’t remember the name of the town but if anyone knows of this study, please let me know. Been a long time and I’d love to revisit and read about it again.

Stamps are a form of legal tender so perhaps that was their reason to place it on their currency note?