Back on Dec. 9, R Street hosted a panel on “The Politics of Star Wars.” Among the topics: was Han Solo the first Uber driver? Was Tatooine a failed state? Are the Sith lords Objectivists? Do Jedis violate the Establishment Clause? And what was tax policy like under the Republic and the Empire?

Moderated by Benny Johnson of the Independent Journal, the panel featured R Street General Counsel Mike Godwin, Trevor Burrus of the Cato Institute, Emily Zanotti of the American Spectator and special guests Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, and Grover “Darth” Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform.

An edited version of the proceedings is posted below:

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