Patreon Microfiction: All That The Market Has Borne.

With regard to ‘All That The Market Has Borne:’ look, it’s just market forces at work. You have a valuable product that can be produced by multiple sources, thus making it difficult for even a cartel to form; and the production values are both high and restrictive, so strip-mining the resource isn’t going to work. That pretty much means high wages for the specialist laborers who have the most critical role in the enterprise. Straightforward, really.