When the hapless Jar Jar Binks crosses the wicked Sebulba, Anakin steps in to mediate. Sebulba threatens to kill Anakin who seems unimpressed. Why? Well, some property rights are protected vigorously on Tatooine.
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 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)”
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)”
Anakin Skywalker has been freed from slavery by Qui-Gon Jinn and he now wants to become a Jedi, as is believed to be his destiny. However, Anakin’s mother has not been freed, thus, the opportunity cost of Anakin going to be a Jedi is that he has to leave his mother forever. Opportunity Cost isContinue reading “Anakin Freed as Slave and Leaves to Train as a Jedi (The Phantom Menace)”
Jar Jar was saved by Qui-Gon Jinn, and now Jar Jar owes a life-debt to Qui-Gon, making him Qui-Gon’s slave. Slavery is when an individual is not able to quit their job and is treated as property, owned by another individual. Slavery has historically been a result of Discrimination of one kind or another. DiscriminationContinue reading “Jar Jar Saved by Qui-Gon and Becomes Slave (The Phantom Menace)”
Senator Palpatine and the Sabé, who is thought to be Queen Padmé Amidala, discuss the lags in getting effective government policy, or the rules in place by a governmental body, passed. This is very similar to real governments around the world, that often have many stages in passing policy. Government Lag is the time betweenContinue reading “Palpatine and Sabé Discuss Government Lags (The Phantom Menace)”