In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” we are exposed to some fundamental principles of economics. In this post I would like to examine three principles: supply and demand, economic relativity, and the destruction of value.
Big government encouraged the bad practices behind the financial crisis, it turned the crisis into a long-term economic disaster, and it etched the same bad policies in the stone of regulation. While “The Big Short” is a fun movie, its minimizing of government’s role in the financial crisis isn’t just laughable—it’s egregious.
The final installment of The Hobbit Trilogy—“The Battle of the Five Armies”—reveals the destructive nature of greed, which is—perhaps surprisingly—at odds with capitalism and the free market. This film’s warning against the sickness of avarice supports a laissez-faire approach to both economics and politics.
Aim to be a good steward of your gifts and talents, and glorify God through every small contribution to culture. It’s the combination of these small cultural artifacts that will help pave the way for Christ’s coming Kingdom.