The Great Families pushed through numerous wartime emergency measures to streamline their economy and push their population towards greater productivity. In just one change, the social credit earned by helping build the new Victory Ships or volunteering to fight could be passed on to family. They even sent recruiters to Rikers Planet in the New New York system to look for those willing to improve their social credit by serving against the alien threat. It may have been a hive of scum and villainy, but the Great Families would go to any effort to protect their way of life. They even volunteered many of their best and brightest, in grand public ceremonies of course. These and other measures made the New England Federation’s contribution to The War Effort the single greatest economic and manufacturing drive in the history of Earthborn humanity.