Capital cost of Introducing New Policies

I tried to explain this in a previous post, but didn’t do a good job of it, so I’m trying again.

When canceling a policy, it costs more the higher the policy value is. This is good, and makes sense. Why can’t this also be the case for introducing policies too?

So for example, say I wanted to introduce “Carbon Tax”. At the moment it costs 39 capital regardless of how heavily I want it implemented. I think this is a bit weird, since it would obviously be easier to introduce a 1% Carbon Tax than a 50% one.

I think it would make more sense if the implementation cost was perhaps 25, but it would default to 0 and you would then have to spend an extra 14 to change its implementation strength to 1.

This would also do a good job of simulating policy “creep”; where a government gradually increases often authoritarian practices (e.g. wire tapping).


I strongly agree!

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