by Max Barry

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[001] Banning Religion affects ReligiousnessIMPLEMENTED

Implemented:

Proposed Change: Consider whether religion is officially banned when assessing citizen religiousness.

[002] Religion ignored by Scientific Advancement/PrimitivenessSUPERSEDED

Proposed Change: No longer consider religiousness when assessing nation advancement/primitiveness.

[002a] Religion ignored by Scientific Advancement/Primitiveness + Adjust PoliciesSUPERSEDED

Proposed Change: No longer consider religiousness when assessing nation advancement/primitiveness + update policies.

[002b] Religion ignored by Scientific Advancement/Primitiveness + Adjust Policies + Fix IT industry measurementIMPLEMENTED

Implemented:

Proposed Change: No longer consider religiousness when assessing nation advancement/primitiveness + update policies + correctly calculate the size of the IT industry.

[003] Employment math fixIMPLEMENTED

Implemented:

Proposed Change: Correct mathematical error that prevents nations from displaying the correct workforce participation rate when it should lie in the range 52%-62%.

[007] Campaign Finance Law decreases Corruption & increases IntegrityIMPLEMENTED

Implemented:

Proposed Change: Normally, less political freedom is associated with greater government corruption. This beta reverses that effect for legislation that specifically restricts the influence of money in government. It also includes Renormalization (beta 013), which monotonically increases all nations' scores that lie between 1.2 and 40.0.

[009] Rescale AuthoritarianismIMPLEMENTED

Implemented:

Proposed Change: Change unit of measurement from Stalins to milliStalins, with 1,000 milliStalins per 1 Stalin, which provides greater granularity. Additionally, scale more strongly as nations approach zero. Together, this fixes a current problem where many nations score 0.00 Stalins despite having different levels of underlying authoritarianism. All nations will show large increases: those currently on 1 Stalin or above will show rises of approx. 100,000%, while those with fewer Stalins, particularly if close to 0, will show greater rises.

[011] Average Disposable Incomes (New)IMPLEMENTED

Implemented:

Proposed Change: A new World Census scale that measures average incomes after tax. For comparison purposes only, "Average Income" (pre-tax) is displayed below as "Old," although that continues to exist unmodified as its own scale (#72: "Highest Average Income"). Nations with no income tax show identical pre- and post-tax incomes, while nations with 100% tax rates show 0 income.

[013] RenormalizationIMPLEMENTED

Implemented:

Proposed Change: Correct a flaw in a scaling algorithm that can cause displayed scores to move very rapidly within a particular window, despite only modest moves in the underlying value. Affects many scales to different degrees. This beta is not comprehensive and previews only the most significant changes. This is a monotonic change; i.e. it will alter scores but not ranks.