I've noticed at the end of each game I've played that all of the major AI players have an average tax rate of 39%, even on varying intelligence levels. Do you guys notice the same thing yourselves?
This leads me to wonder if the AI knows something I don't. Has the computer calculated the optimal tax rate for balancing population growth and income? I'm wondering if following in the computer's steps will help balance the tables for me, as sometimes I simply cannot fathom where all the funds to maintain their fleets comes from. (And I haven't even used the two highest intelligence settings yet)