C-3PO and R2-D2 are being sorted to do specific tasks, just as workers may specialize in specific tasks within their firm. Some workers, such as C-3PO receive highly skilled jobs such as interpreting while others, such as R2-D2 receive lower-skilled jobs, such as working on the sail barge. Regardless of high or low skilled, there is a labor/capital trade-off, as droids have began replacing humans, such as they do in the real world with automation. Labor specialization is when an individual, who is highly skilled in one area, specializes in that one particular job, and does only that job. Labor/capital trade off is when a firm chooses to hire capital, such as machines, to replace human labor; this is often seen at the grocery store with the cashier being replaced by a self-checkout. Learn more about Specialization and Labor/Capital Trade-Off in this clip!
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