But then Mudd starts singing his "Join Us Now and Share the Fembots" song --
Pick a team, you goddamned circus-hipster.
So, "I, Mudd" is about dangling the temptations of a post-scarcity society in front of members of a post-scarcity society. And there was talk of Mudd not paying the Vulcans for licenses on their patents. Patents!
I have so many questions for Starfleet Legal.
(And that's even before I start pointing at the chart on my wall and screaming about transporters and replicators.)