There Are No Billionaires In Star Trek’s Federation

Alex Mell-Taylor
Aug 25 · 9 min read

The rich would not be allowed into Star Trek’s utopia

Photo by Dom Talbot on Unsplash

The first time I considered that work could be different than it is today came from watching an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999). The protagonist, Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), was talking to his father, Joseph Sisko (Brock Peters), who I learned ran a Creole restaurant back on Earth in the 2370s. Joseph…