Nevarro Sees Economic Growth (Star Wars – The Mandalorian)

In season 1 of The Mandalorian, we see Nevarro, a barren planet with crumbling institutions; however, in Season 2 after Mando, Cara, and Grief retake the planet and establish institutions, Navarro is unrecognizable. There are multiple changes implemented to the planet that allow for economic growth – this is representative of less developed countries thatContinue reading “Nevarro Sees Economic Growth (Star Wars – The Mandalorian)”

Mando Trades with Tusken Raiders and the Citizens of Mos Pelgo (Star Wars – The Mandalorian Episode 9)

The Tusken Raiders and the citizens of Mos Pelgo don’t like each other because of a long history of violent conflict; however, they decide to engage in a trade that both sides think will make them better off. In this case, it is to eliminate a Krayt Dragon, but their agreement is similar to whatContinue reading “Mando Trades with Tusken Raiders and the Citizens of Mos Pelgo (Star Wars – The Mandalorian Episode 9)”

Han Avoids Violence In Trade Dispute (Star Wars – Solo: A Star Wars Story)

Han and Beckett are being questioned on why they did not make a delivery, which was their side of a trade deal, and now they must negotiate in order to avoid the consequence of death. The threat of death being used in negotiation is more common in illegal trades since there are no proper institutionsContinue reading “Han Avoids Violence In Trade Dispute (Star Wars – Solo: A Star Wars Story)”

Han Walks Through Barter Economy (Star Wars – Solo: A Star Wars Story)

Han walks through a Barter Economy where people are trading (and stealing) goods from one another as they plan to trade their findings and will “give an extra portion” for certain items. A Barter Economy is a cashless system where the value of items are negotiated and traded for one another. This is a veryContinue reading “Han Walks Through Barter Economy (Star Wars – Solo: A Star Wars Story)”

Cartels Face Changing Institutions (Star Wars- The Mandalorian- Episode 7)

Greef Karga sends a message to Mando to notify him that Nevarro has been overrun by Imperial troops. This results in the Guild no longer being as productive since they are lacking institutions that have been destroyed through the Imperial take over. Institutions are the rules placed in a society that keep parties’ behaviors inContinue reading “Cartels Face Changing Institutions (Star Wars- The Mandalorian- Episode 7)”

Palpatine Has Unlimited Power (Revenge Of The Sith)

Palpatine is the sith lord and a traitor to the government. Mace wants to kill him as he is too dangerous to be left alive. Anakin wants to let Palpatine live because he thinks Palpatine can help save his loved ones. Mace tells Anakin that Palpatine has control of the courts and senate and hasContinue reading “Palpatine Has Unlimited Power (Revenge Of The Sith)”

Anakin And Padmé Discuss Government (Attack Of The Clones)

Anakin and Padmé are having a discussion of democracy vs. authoritarian ruling. Padmé, a public servant, asks Anakin why he doesn’t like politicians. They both agree that the politicians need to “sit down and discuss the problem, agree what’s in the best interest of all the people, and then do it.” Padmé explains that sometimesContinue reading “Anakin And Padmé Discuss Government (Attack Of The Clones)”

Palpatine Takes Over Government (Revenge Of The Sith)

Palpatine is explaining that the Jedi have a plan to take over the government and that he announces that the Republic will be reorganized as the Galactic Empire. As Palpatine takes over the government, Padme states “this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.” Historically, strong governments have relied on democracy and free market asContinue reading “Palpatine Takes Over Government (Revenge Of The Sith)”

Qui-Gon’s Republic Credits Are No Good (The Phantom Menace)

Qui-Gon is looking to purchase a T-14 hyperdrive generator, so he speaks to Watto. As Watto is the only person to have what Qui-Gon is looking for, he must take the price that Watto has set. The trouble is with how Qui-Gon is willing to pay (with Republic credits). Watto is unwilling to accept theContinue reading “Qui-Gon’s Republic Credits Are No Good (The Phantom Menace)”

Padmé and Palpatine Discuss Bureaucratic Failure (The Phantom Menace)

Padmé Amidala and Palpatine discuss the concerns over the bureaucrats. Bureaucrats are government officials, who cause inefficiencies, known as Bureaucratic Failure. A corrupt bureaucrat does not want to take action because they are on the payroll of another organization; however, Bureaucrats don’t need to be corrupt to be inefficient. This is often due to aContinue reading “Padmé and Palpatine Discuss Bureaucratic Failure (The Phantom Menace)”