The other thought I had is that, lets say you are one of a productive middle class settler and not the societal bane type. You get your hundred acer spread then you try to settle it completely by your self.
Settling the Internet Marketing country is a big job and most settlers who rely on just their own labor eek out a living, but never can get the full productivity out of their land because of cash and labor limitations.
Then you have the wealthier settlers. They get more done because they can hire ranch and farm hands to do some of the work. Then they have to manage it all and some hands just don't care as much about the settlers operation or if things are done on time or if it's done right.
The reason I say this is because it seems like building a team of co owners of the settlement would be the smartest, quickest, and most profitable way to get the job done. I'm not talking about temporary JV arrangements.
Does anyone have any ideas or comments on why the lone Ranger mentality rules the IM country?s Is it greed, pride, or simple mistrust of other people?