Fascinating article by Erik Kain:
"The film version of Suzanne Collins’s first novel, The Hunger Games, topped $155 million at the box office its opening weekend, making it the third highest debut of all time.
Obviously the economics of the film itself are working out just as planned, and everyone involved in the project can rest assured that the second and third books will be similarly adapted for the silver screen.
But the economics of Panem itself are another matter entirely. The future dystopian society built on the ashes of what was once the United States looks remarkably different from our own world. A high-tech, wealthy Rome 2.0 sits at the epicenter of twelve (actually thirteen) Districts which supply the Capitol City with its resources and wealth, from energy needs to food to electronics, and even “peace keepers.”
Spoilers for the entire series may be included in the following post..."
1. Markets Are More Efficient Than Command Economies
2. Globalism Only Works If You Ditch The Extraction Model
3. Economic Inequality Is Bad For Business
4. War Drains Economic Resources
5. Technology Can Be Used For Good Or Evil