All the observations below are obviously influenced by my political leaning and playing
style, but maybe you have made some of the same experiences. The effects of the
policies where all tried out with US at 150% dif. and a very socialist/liberal leaning state.
Most things and everything I don’t mention work well for me.
Monorail - It doesn’t increase Rail usage. Why?
Road building - It seems too cheap to me compared to amount I pay for public transport.
Bus vs Rail - At the moment way more policies for Buses are available
National service could reduce the military costs at the expense of a little GDP. (that is the argument I heard)
Overall the area with the least available policies. Please more! Maybe free trade agreements?
This area works very good for me. Only one thing.
Welfare fraud department does always the same thing (and gives the same income). It does not change when I have zero welfare spending or a lot.
Recycling reduces the need for a lot of materials significantly. I think this could be represented by raising energy efficiency and balanced by higher costs.
Consumer Right - too bad at the moment, negative GDP?, BUG I see two times self employed as effected.
Fossil fuel subs - way to expansive
Foreign Investor Tax B. - less GDP effect and costs
Flat Income Tax - Is in every way worse than the normal one. Socialists and Poor hate and equality goes down, no big positives I can see.
Overall income tax is too strong or the other too weak you really have no other tool to raise enough money.
Sales Tax (why not VAT instead?) brings in half the money at balanced settings. This seems to little to me.
Please add a tax fraud department.
Public Services work fine only one thing.
Why do technology colleges increase inequality? Never heard that before. TC are mostly attended by working class kids that than end up often earning more than people at regular Universities.
Law and Order
Speed Cameras - BUG 2x influence on Motorists
Legalize Prostitution - way too much hate, positive GDP effect? Here they sold it as a way to reduce crime.
Curfews - very strong negative effects
Detention without T- maybe add bad international relations?
ID cards- never heard much complaints about compulsory ID cards. Must be an american thing? It seems popular with parents.
Private Prisons- there is really no reason not to take them. You can just stack them with public prisons at almost no extra cost (if crime is low).
Overall way too many policies you never need because crime is so easy to get rid of.
Feel free to comment and criticize.