What labor civic do we want to use? Serfdom (current civic) Caste System Emancipation Serfdom gives 50% improvement in worker speed. It is low cost. Caste system gives unlimited artist, scientist, and merchant specialists. it is medium cost and increases expenses 14gpt. Emancipation gives 100% faster growth for cottages, hamlets, & villages, and gives other civs unhappieness until they adopt it. It is low upkeep, no cost change. Link to discussion thread. Poll open for 2 days, but result will be used about 3 hours earlier for the game session.