I seem to be on a roll of ideas, maybe this one not as bad as the last: Would there be any benefit by having regular financial accounts generated by the API that focus on certain types of corporations or alliances? I’m not suggesting entire rosters are released, or day-by-day trades, or locations of all resources and assets, just a basic balance sheet and a profit and loss statement.
I ask because I was reading the latest QEN and it was interesting to find out that 88% of wealth was in the hands of 10% of the population. However, beyond discovering that the average account has 500m ISK, we don’t really know where all that wealth is. The QEN hints at personal wealth, but how does personal wealth compare with that of organisations?
If corporate accounts were generated periodically (either for corps over a certain size, or corps within alliances – or just the alliances themselves), and could be publicly scrutinised via the API, might it provide another level of competitiveness, as well as transparency? Or would it take away a much-needed layer of secrecy that organisations need to operated within in order to be competitive?
I know this question has been put forward many times over many years, and even addressed by Dev panels, but given the detailed information increasingly (though all too infrequently) handed out by the QEN, without some specifics it perhaps lacks the context that would make the data more meaningful and useful.