“Look, America is no more a democracy than Russia is a Communist state. The governments of the U.S. and Russia are practically the same. There’s only a difference of degree. We both have the same basic form of government: economic totalitarianism. In other words, the settlement to all questions, the solutions to all issues are determined not by what will make the people most healthy and happy in the bodies and their minds but by economics. Dollars or rubles. Economy uber alles. Let nothing interfere with economic growth, even though that growth is castrating truth, poisoning beauty, turning a continent into a shit-heap and riving an entire civilization insane. Don’t spill the Coca-Cola, boys, and keep those monthly payments coming.”
― Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction
Hello, question about Westerosi currency originated by the show (but does not require watching it). In the last episode Davos offers 30 golden dragons to bribe two guards to ignore his boat. The scene is framed as if he is giving them a nice but not astronomical sum, but am I correct to think that amount of money is actually kind of a fortune in Westeros, worth more than any cargo a smuggler could carry on a small boat?