Time Is Money

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Challenge #03549-I260: Time Enough and Care

They had been lucky enough to be born into a family that had more Time than they knew what to do with, even with all the charities they supported AND the high taxes. So, they bought a large, badly damaged, station, had it fully restored to become state-of-the-art, then turned the entire station into a massive, beautiful, natural-as-possible garden, so that people traveling could use it as a breath of fresh air, as it were, and a rest-stop in their travels. Food was free, rest was free, the only fees charged was a tiny sum if a ship came in needing repair, and that was only to cover the cost of the parts. -- Anon Guest

What do you do with all the Time one could possibly want? Corporations may have the privileges of people, that was true. What they also had was the responsibilities of people as well. That meant supporting employees, paying taxes, and being a part of the community.

Sometimes, even that wasn't enough to quell the power inherent in wealth. Fortunately for the Alliance, this much Time was in the hands of people with sense.

There was so much that could be done, if one had enough Time. Such as purchasing a dilapidated station and using it as a hobby project. Not exactly busy-work, but definitely a sanity project. Art was left to those with the talent. Gardening was a skill and could therefore be learned.

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