I thought the UFP was a communist state, so why is there a privately owned corporation based there?

Whatever gave you the impression they were communist? Hell, Joseph Sisko owned a restaurant. --OuroborosCobra talk 02:21, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
It appears that, in the future, one can own property even without money. In Generations, Kirk stated that he had "sold" his house. So that's not really communism. Though to be fair, they've never really gone into much detail about how it works. -Angry Future Romulan 14:42, June 24, 2010 (UTC)
There's also the Dytallix Mining Company from TNG: "Conspiracy".– Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 23:52, June 24, 2010 (UTC)