I know that driving ur your gdp/c with research is an easy way but doesn't actually result in REAL BASE growth as what I am trying to achieve
You see, my goal is to have a gdp/c of $50,000 and milk that baby just like you do by maximising income
but technictly I should get twice the amount of income as you do with my gdp/c of $50,000 cause they have twice the money to burn
That's my goal, not just to see how high I can get my economy, but to grow it larger and make it more profitable at the same time, and to eventually beat the others economictly
I've been doing just that as North America in the World scenario. I found that by spending the first few months building up petroleum and metal ore production to close my import gaps there that I would be better off. I also upgraded all of my consumer goods and industrial goods factories to 100%. I've been upgrading my nuke and coal power plants so I don't even have to turn on my petrol power plants but have them in reserve to increase demand upon demand if needed. Now instead of importing oil at some exhorbitat cost I'm exporting it at almost $1,000 per barrel, somewhere around 2,000 percent profit. I'm getting about 3,000 percent profit on coal and about 2,000 percent profit on uranium. I'm running almost a $3 trillion dollar annual deficit but I'm still adding almost $3 billion per day to my treasury!
I found that war is really good for business, expecially someone else's war.
I always thought that building up production should yield better economic performance. To be sure I built up my research by building 7 new centers to get one over Europe. Poor Europe they must have built nukes because first Russia, then Africa and the Middle East jumped on them. I see that even my populace is 96% ready to trash Europe though I'm getting ready for my South American tour.
I've managed to push up inflation, jack up my GDP/c by several grand and drop unemployment nicely. My demand keeps growing now and I almost hate to go to war but I've got to secure my continents before going overseas.
I really like the way production can really drive the economy the way it should. It's been a long learning curve figuring out how to work the economy but now it's fun to know how to jack up my economy. I found that early on it's better to turn off all but one military goods plant and not build many new units. That savings on military goods really helps to allow for investing in other production that can build up the treasury.
I've really had fun running the North American economy up and up. My only frustration is that research is screwed up and I can't take advantage of my huge $2.5 trillion research budget to get new techs really fast.