The fledgling Mintakan society is primarily agrarian, and organized at the village level. Despite their primitive tech-nology, they already show signs of the sort of emotionless logical thinking that characterizes the Vulcan race. Only time will tell whether they will develop similar mental capacities. But for now, in their defenceless state, they are open to exploitation from less scrupulous races.
By Mintakan tradition, every worker contributes some of his spare time to work on an extra farm, which is owned by the community as a whole. If each worker produces enough to subsist, then this extra farm ensures prosperity; if food is more scarce, the extra farm ensures subsistence.