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Aglaia
October 20th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Long ago I read a novel involving the discovery of a beautiful, unspoiled planet, inhabited by a small population of "people." Developers begin planning huge resorts in this paradise. The locals aren't happy, but they have no laws or other power to prevent the development -- until an advisor from earth suggests imposing a tax, a 100% tax, on all profits.

Any idea of the title and author? I can't remember. Thanks!

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suciul
October 20th, 2009, 10:21 PM
One such book is

MONUMENT
Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

Ropie
October 21st, 2009, 04:32 AM
Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith has a similar premise.

Aglaia
October 22nd, 2009, 06:16 PM
Monument -- that's it! Thanks, suciul.

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