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[Freeciv-Dev] Re: (PR#15249) Aggressive AI Could Fight Itself to Obsolen

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Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: (PR#15249) Aggressive AI Could Fight Itself to Obsolence
From: "Benedict Adamson" <badamson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 11:25:56 -0800
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Benedict Adamson wrote:
> Now, consider an aggressive (that is, on a war-footing) AI Democracy 
> which, because of careful previous budgeting or city improvements, does 
> not NEED any taxes or luxuries. The tax rate would be computed as 0% and 
> science as 100%, but then the code fragment above would swap them 
> around. The next turn, the AI would have even more cash in hand, and 
> thus even less reason to have a positive tax rate... but the fragment 
> would still set the tax rate to 100% and science to 0%.

A related problem is that the tax rate does not depend on the amount of 
cash in hand. If the AI has plenty of cash, it can select a lower tax 
rate. There should be negative feedback between the cash in hand and the 
tax rate, so the amount of spare cash does not grow without limit.

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