how does one go about obtaining these shares in stock? Simply buying
them from others? It seems to me like you're all buying shares of
stock, despite there being little in the way of a market.
"money" you get as part of your stipend is more like in store credit in
the sense that it's only good with the corp that owns the cohab and
only for goods and services within the cohab. You can buy shares with
proper dollars by working for the corp. Basically you can live
comfortably doing jack shit, but the more you work the more shares you
can buy, which gradually increases your stipend, reducing the impact
that the overhead costs of living has on your disposable income.
since, more or less, all the businesses are are established, the
distribution of wealth is more or less set in stone.
so. You can run a business in the cohab but you're still basically
working for the corp since all the payment is in credit.
>>Or do people still have businesses and the like, but only as a hobby, and not as a necessity?
plenty of people. Mostly creative stuff like cooking, selling artwork,
and those so inclined can do independent research although if you're
any good you're likely to get an offer you can't refuse to come work
for the bluesky research divisions which of course are owned by the
You do however have the freedom to choose which cohab to
live in, under any number of different corps. The laws differ, though
the distribution models are all roughly the same.