No matter what I do, no matter how many goldmines I open, no matter if I assign tax collectors (then the population starts starving) I ALWAYS get to the point where I start losing money. After that it's hermhorrage, hemhorrage, hemhorrage for the rest of the game. I can find no way to improve things. Is there a way to change the tax rate? Not in the manual AFAIK. So where am I getting so frustrated? Thanks. Don.