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Tiny Death Star Shows That Capitalism Punishes Racism

Thursday, December 26th, 2013   Submitted by Davi Barker

TinyDeathStarI’ve been playing this game called Tiny Death Star. It’s an 8 bit game published by LucasArts. In it you manage the Death Star from Star Wars, but you can’t just fulfill all your Imperial ambitions for free. You’ve got to earn “Imperial Bux.” It’s a market simulation game. It’s basically a simplified version of Sim Tower, but unlike most other market simulation games, all the races of the Star Wars universe are represented, and even though the game makers did not intend it, that fact teaches a powerful lesson about free markets and discriminatory hiring practices.

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