Hello, I hope this message find you in good welfare. I was doing some research and I've noticed that the removal of emerald trading is harshly slowing down our economy. Now, before anyone loses there minds, no I do not want to bring emerald trading back. Emerald trading created a effect known as "Sleep starting". This effect puts the economy in a state where everything seems fine on a small scale, but on a large scale this is terrible for the state of well being. When emerald trading dropped, tons of small business failed because of the lack of profit from the farming industry. These small businesses were based in mall shops and other rental areas; most businesses could not buy plots. With the farming aspect of industry gone, big companies such as M | Corp, were put on hold, and small businesses had no one to sell there items to. On top of this the government severely dropped prices of farmed goods in the Government Shop, one of the number one places to sell food. This was a direct hit to these small businesses, which the economy desperately needs. With that done, the government has not bailed out businesses. Government business grants only can do so much with a limit of 5000 krunas, and buying and selling has nearly ceased to continue with so many members being self reliant. In real economies, the buying and selling of goods and services is the most important factor of it all. Even bartering made a similar effect, which still made a great economy. In Minecraft, people can build wonderful things, farm with ease, slay mobs, and make money with the simple click of a tutorial online. This makes people more self-reliant. This is freezing buying and selling. To fix this, we don't need a big bank or a new alternative to emerald trading, because that will reignite that "Sleep starting" factor in the economy, which as I explained before is terrible long-term for any economy. We need to get our trades back online, and make sure that the government bails out any small businesses. Because we cannot have the corporate giants with out the local businesses. Please reply and correct me if I'm wrong, and also share your thoughts and opinions on this forum. I would love to hear knew ideas and soulitions to the state our economy is in.