Since I've joined the game, it's been a race to the bottom. Due to limited options the only way to compete has been by lowering prices. This has create a situation where more money is leaving the game than coming in and net worth for most players is in consistent decline.
The solution? Expensive food...
Money flows out of the game through taxes and player death. Money flows into the game by new players and the government purchases a limited amount of food from retail stores each day. In order for the net flow of money to be positive, we need significantly larger margins on food to offset the outflow of taxes. I'm going to attempt to use my remaining cash to drive the cost of food (and therefor the margins) as high as I can. In exchange I'll do everything I can to keep jobs available at a reasonable wage so that the other players can afford food / rent / and medicine. I ask that other store owners try to do the same.
Since the economy is based on USD and I have my store and apartment in LA, I encourage players to move to LA. There are no longer enough active players to support 4 locations in 3 countries.
If this is successful, I'll sell shares in the store so that profits are shared and I'm not the only one benefiting similar to what I'm doing with my apartments.