Boba Fett sees the Water Monger, who has a monopoly on selling water. He’s upset about crime in the area and asking for Boba Fett to intervene. Several interesting things emerge.
- It is tough for free markets, and therefore economic growth, to thrive when the rule of law is not present.
- The cyborgs complain that there are no jobs available. This seems to be part of a larger downturn in the economy and therefore they are cyclically unemployed – which happens when someone is unemployed not because of a lack of skills or frictions in the labor market, but recessions/depressions
- The Water Monger has a monopoly and seemed to be extracting monopoly rents from customers. Boba Fett served to regulate this by setting a price. Governments will often regulate monopolists.