I just came across the Civics Tree options for Capitalism and Communism, and I found evidence of a repulsive political agenda in CIV VI. Communism, which has been a dismal failure everywhere it's been tried, gives one better troops, more production, and increased influence. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. This is a particularly dangerous fallacy given the preponderance among gamers of young people who have no personal memory of the Communist "Golden Era". I was in China 35 years ago, right after the Glorious Cultural Revolution devastated their economy. Sympathetic young Chinese who wanted to practice their English with me commiserated on the plight of the unemployed in America (we were just emerging from the miseries of the Carter era). I looked around and saw crowds of undernourished Chinese in their pajamas, the wealthy ones pedaling bicycles but almost no private motor vehicles, women pounding their laundry on rocks in the muddy Yangtze River, and a million breakfasts being prepared inside one-room huts over charcoal burners, and I thought "You would LOVE to be unemployed in America!" The story is the same everywhere: USSR, Venezuela, Cuba.. show me just ONE workers' paradise that has prospered. OTOH Capitalism, which seems almost a deprecated ideology in CIV VI, has been associated with a global prosperity unparalleled in human history, one that has lifted most, if not all boats. Even in the past decade you can easily see the economic decline of America under the most leftist administration since Carter, and the enthusiasm of financial markets with the end of that sad era. I recognize that it's only a game, but it's also an art-form in that it can influence the world-view of younger players whose real-world experience is necessarily limited. Artists have an ethical responsibility to show truth, not to parrot the stale lies of the political Left.