Times of Trouble
Production, Logistics, & Commissary is the service group that controls agricultural and industrial production. It also distributes these products to the citizens of Alpha Complex. PLC is held in only slightly more esteem than HPD & Mind Control. It is actually no more than a mammoth service bureaucracy—though it does regulate most of what would be called ‘wealth’ in Alpha Complex.
At the INFRARED end of the scale PLC’s service firm workers are cooks, clerks, farmers and factory labourers. At higher status there are more managerial and policy responsibilities. At best, it is none too glamorous. Most personnel in this group are dull and terminally bored; the exceptions are either unusually greedy and corrupt (especially in the food production firms) or fanatically loyal to The Computer and creatively dedicated to increasing production and consumption.