The Mercantile Party prefers trading as an appropriate method to go forward. They believe that everything comes down to money, and that the race that has the most credits will ultimately dominate the others. They believe in free trade between races and their attitude toward increased trading helps their race's espionage efforts; since with all that trade activity, they will gain insight into the mechanics of other races.

Equivalent racial bonus points: 4.33 (3 for the trade bonus, roughly 1.33 for the espionage bonus)