C3PO Risks Memory (Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker)

In order to translate a message from SITH into a language more easily understood, C-3PO must risk losing his memory. C-3PO is able to back up his memory with R2-D2; however, this is very unreliable. C-3PO must conduct a Cost-Benefit Analysis, or determine the costs and benefits of any particular action to determine if theContinue reading “C3PO Risks Memory (Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker)”

Cara Is Unwilling To Help Mando At First (Star Wars- The Mandalorian- Episode 7)

When asked, Cara is unwilling to help Mando with a job with “handsome reward” until she hears that the enemy is the Imperial troops. Since Cara does not like the Imperial troops, this is seen by Cara as an added incentive to accepting this job. An Incentive is something that motivates or drives individuals toContinue reading “Cara Is Unwilling To Help Mando At First (Star Wars- The Mandalorian- Episode 7)”

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)”

Mando Joins a Team (Star Wars- The Mandalorian- Episode 6)

Mando joins a team to rescue a prisoner and each member of the team has a different set of skills to help in this mission. This is an example of specialization, specifically labor specialization, and explains the ‘U’ section of the marginal cost curve. This is because as each team member has a different comparativeContinue reading “Mando Joins a Team (Star Wars- The Mandalorian- Episode 6)”

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)”

Obi-Wan And Qui-Gon Face A Trade Dispute (The Phantom Menace)

Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan try to stop a trade blockade. Trade blockades are a type of trade dispute that occurs when one party attempts to cut trade from another party using force. This is very common in times of war when one party is attempting to stop another from obtaining supplies. A Trade Dispute, or aContinue reading “Obi-Wan And Qui-Gon Face A Trade Dispute (The Phantom Menace)”