Why is it so difficult to possess a late-game economy? For starters, units cost way too much money. I seem to be artificially injecting life into my economy by simply running constant Golden Ages with every great person that I get every 10 turns. What am I supposed to do, just spam those damn trading posts everywhere and use the money generated to buy my food from maritime city-states, and then stick the new citizens into merchant slots? From caravan spam, to cottage spam to now Trading Post spam. What boring mechanics.