When to add Food Production, Colonial Hospital, Cities?

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017

I find myself using farms and colonial hospitals less and less, because I'm not sure they work.  And cities, I'm really confused.  Assuming that everybody is educated, well fed, entertained, and happy, it should follow that a denser population should be able to get more done than a less dense population.

It seems that Cities, while they scale the population of a colony, don't equally scale the amount of WORK that gets done.   

Has anybody else noticed this, or am I doing something wrong, like not building enough Intimidation Centers?