Wookieenomics vs Trekonomics
In anticipation of the release of Star Wars’ Rogue One at the end of the week, we recorded a podcast with Pr. Zachary Feinstein (George Washington University). Economist David Beckworth, from think tank Mercatus, hosted.
If you recall, Zach Feinstein wrote this amazingly funny and sharp paper last year, where he came to the conclusion that the Death Star would have destroyed the Empire’s economy. Here’s his thesis, laid out in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/in-star-wars-was-the-death-star-too-big-to-fail.html
In any case, we hope you’ll enjoy the podcast and that it will give you fresh ideas to chew on while watching Rogue One.
May The Force Be With You.
My piece for the Washington Post re: the election
Today I wrote this for the Washington Post.
Peace and long life,
Today is Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.
For the occasion, I wrote this little thing for the New Yorker.