I agree with (or at least don’t oppose) all of Chaos’ suggestions. I definitely agree that shops need to be more obvious around Spawn. The spawn area seems too spread out to me – it takes too much time to wander around. Sign posts would also help.
Another priority (which Chaos addresses) is to find more things for people to spend their money *on*. Many of the server’s players seem pretty rich. What would be valuable enough to get them to spend their money?
However, the main problem with the economics is that we need more players on the server to stimulate a vibrant economy – so get voting!