I was reading the EQ2 forums looking for interesting material to use in the comic and happened on this mindblowing statement in a thread about gold farmers (the bold is mine):
I have said it before and i'll say it again that the only way to really cripple these people is to get the governments involved. I don't think the US president, European Primeminister, China leader, Japanese Emporer and such will be too happy they are loosing money from these people. This stuff is unfiltered un taxed money like paying a person under the table you start billing these people for tax evasion and punishing them severaly enough it'll start to stop for a bit.
That's why gold farming is rampant! That lazy European Primeminister isn't doing anything about it. He's not getting my vote at the next elections, that's for sure.