Film Theory: Black Panther's Economic CRISIS!

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Vane B
Vane B - پیش 9 ماه
Hey! Venezuelan here. This made me cry for multiple reasons: 1.- The fact that someone is actually factually reporting on what happens to us and in some ways, this has been more through-rough than a lot of journalist.
2.- Because it reminded me of exactly how bad this is, with no end on sight. :(
Just to fact-check/expand on context: Venezuela did have a real, albeit imperfect democratic system from 58-98... The year we elected that asshole Hugo Chávez. And to be fair, plenty of people-both local and immigrants- profited: there was more social mobility and the opportunity to study, get good jobs, make a living, take care of your family, etc. Venezuela was much like the US, a migration magnet.
And food scarcity started in 2007: milk was one of the first things to go. The thing is that because of the high oil prices is like they could keep cooking in spite of a gas leak, but eventually you rub out of gas.
The thing about controlling of the 1 resource=control of the population is true. Is like how abusive partners will try to prevent their victims from having their own money or take away any income they generate so as to keep them subdued.
The Venezuelan government is responsible for people not finding food, but they will SELL you boxes of government selected food for you. So, also Maslow’s pyramid: you keep people from being able to protest because they’re relying on that food box you sell them. And government officials are the ones who import that food and make money off of it.
AndresUltra Gaming
AndresUltra Gaming - پیش 11 روز
Yo soy venezolano
Ayesha Fatima
Ayesha Fatima - پیش 11 روز
The Devil Room
The Devil Room - پیش 18 روز
That's sad
Generally Can
Generally Can - پیش 19 روز
Here his the 50th reply :)
birdland 2006
birdland 2006 - پیش ماه
I am the 500 reply yay
Hector Arrieta
Hector Arrieta - پیش 3 ساعت
KJ Cuber
KJ Cuber - پیش 11 ساعت
Me: -40 Fahrenheit or -40 Celsius?
Mat pat: YES!!!!!!!
T Chala
T Chala - پیش روز
wakanda is self sufficient for decades the outside world has not bought anything from them
The Random Kat
The Random Kat - پیش 2 روز
Your intro makes me cringe every time. Good job matpat
Lalibella Payne
Lalibella Payne - پیش 2 روز
But Wakanda doesn't make money from exporting Vibranium. They don't export anything. I thought they were completely self sufficient. I'm no economist so I don't know how that works either
Wilson Sunny
Wilson Sunny - پیش 2 روز
Only thing I gained from this episode: you mean to tell me I can't get good internet because my ISP wants to use its archaic system, and doesn't want to invest in sand wires? FUCK YOU, TIME WARNER/SPECTRUM!
Jennifer Lacy
Jennifer Lacy - پیش 3 روز
I think stark would help by giving it to help wakanda
XS_BRAVOLIIS - پیش 3 روز
i am learning this in class and this is WAY MORE fun way to learn
LJC - پیش 3 روز
Will there be stagflation
Herbie Langtry
Herbie Langtry - پیش 4 روز
Us brits sure love meaningless coronation ceremonies.
i am anonymous
i am anonymous - پیش 5 روز
Wow.. ur understanding of economics and socialism, communism and why they fail is far better than any other youtuber
dj Reaper
dj Reaper - پیش 6 روز
Killmonger is a cool name
Elder Grumper
Elder Grumper - پیش 7 روز
I love how shitty-crackers like yourself is always full of shit. Our country is a oligarchy, Trilateral Commission amongst seated members who CFR, Club of Rome is amongst a series of private councils, associated corresponding to coordinate (series of organizations to undertake similar tasks of conduct). All these major resources are own by a very select few families the greatest resource is agriculture to keep alive dumb ass people like yourself that propel the country and it worthless currency and the ideal of democracy.
Seven Ellen
Seven Ellen - پیش 7 روز
This is what will happen to Britain if it doesn't stop Brexit.
Moh Sag
Moh Sag - پیش 8 روز
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Moh Sag
Moh Sag - پیش 8 روز
how dare u insult saudi i live thier
Wide Tide
Wide Tide - پیش 9 روز
What if I told you the summary of this theory?....

CrAzY Ducks
CrAzY Ducks - پیش 9 روز
R.I.P Stan Lee
Maestrul Gamer
Maestrul Gamer - پیش 9 روز
But in Marvel universe is just IMPOSSIBLE to make an undestructible material withought vibranium.And still they have the best tehnology on Earth,so why can't they just sell it on a global scale??
Spider man Fan Dude
Spider man Fan Dude - پیش 9 روز
Wakandah foreva!!!
minibob 8546
minibob 8546 - پیش 9 روز
Thanks for the history lesson 👍
TheDOPDeity - پیش 10 روز
Yeah but here's the thing, there is no alternative to vibranium. There can't be anything that does its job as well or better. Adamantium is as strong but it isn't as useful (and won't even exist in the MCU for some time). And humans can't replicate the materials used for Asgardian weapons. There's a set rule for this particular universe that real world situations can't affect.
iunary - پیش 10 روز
It relaxed policies... and MURDERERD people.... dont forget that EVER that they kill journalists and theorists alike.. any critical thinking is punished by death
Also Matpat you cant say Wakanda will go bancrupt.. thats racist! you Monster! what you think black people cant run a service economy or something?
Krish Bb57
Krish Bb57 - پیش 10 روز
My friend is from Guyana. Why dafuk you include it in Venezuela.
Adi Kataria
Adi Kataria - پیش 10 روز
Seriously dude suck it
johann boutboul
johann boutboul - پیش 10 روز
Those countries fail because of socialism
Reeher Black
Reeher Black - پیش 10 روز
We don’t do it in a meaningless way it’s OUR monarch we Brit’s need one (because we still live in the 12th century )
Judu 42
Judu 42 - پیش 10 روز
Just Saying I was rewatching this and realized you put pictures of Qatar and Dubai while talking about Saudi Arabia
Carole Tambara
Carole Tambara - پیش 11 روز
Wakanda is open for business
Nicole Clapp
Nicole Clapp - پیش 11 روز
If Wakanda is isolated do they have their currency? And if not where do they get their money? And how do you communicate with the outside world without revealing Wakanda? Who do you trust?
AaqilHarith Saiful
AaqilHarith Saiful - پیش 11 روز
If vibrinium is hard how was it shaped
Ltd Dockstader
Ltd Dockstader - پیش 11 روز
I think the term your looking for is oligarchy. Oligarchy is a form of government where the rich and wealthy control the government; ie no democracy.
Alejandra Perez
Alejandra Perez - پیش 11 روز
lol that's eminem's body
Jake Davis
Jake Davis - پیش 12 روز
6:17 - 6:43 Had me dieing
Alain Daniel
Alain Daniel - پیش 12 روز
For a secound i forgot what i was waching
Aaron Wang
Aaron Wang - پیش 13 روز
They have a mountain of vibranium and have barely scratched the surface! They occasionally sell it to governments! As long as the government isn't corrupt and knows what the people needs it's all okay. There's also no substitute that can match up to it, as it's the strongest material in the MCU and besides just being strong it has many other uses, so there really isn't a problem.
Sian M
Sian M - پیش 13 روز
Basically majority of African countries
Daniel LaTorre
Daniel LaTorre - پیش 14 روز
6:17 - 6:46 HAHAHA matpat at his finest ladies and gentlemen
Giovanni Acevedo
Giovanni Acevedo - پیش 15 روز
If you listened crane said that they barely crashed the the first layer
Amira Johnson
Amira Johnson - پیش 15 روز
At the end of Black Panther din't they agree to trade with/ work with America or something like that?
Wicked Erebus
Wicked Erebus - پیش 16 روز
Maybe Tony won't succeed because of being stuck on Titan?
I don't know, but seriously, did Wakada just throw the remains of Vision, whatever was left, into the Vibranium vaults?
Malcolm Hughes
Malcolm Hughes - پیش 16 روز
Rockefeller also supplied the Nazis
Thewolf938 - پیش 17 روز
But they're isolationists who don't share the vibranium how does this theory fit to that
Eric Passos
Eric Passos - پیش 17 روز
Same with animal farm omg it’s so annoying
Ali Khurram
Ali Khurram - پیش 17 روز
3:14 You were speaking about Saudi Arabia but you have used a picture of The skyline of Dubai. 🙄
Arthur Morgan
Arthur Morgan - پیش 18 روز
Wakandas Economy = Non-Existent
Thomas harman
Thomas harman - پیش 18 روز
U can get a drug unit called a
Professor Pokeball
Professor Pokeball - پیش 18 روز
Don't ya mean *sand* cheap?
darevi 22
darevi 22 - پیش 18 روز
Austin Cottingham
Austin Cottingham - پیش 18 روز
Some of my friends make less than $500 a month as well
Christopher Peters
Christopher Peters - پیش 18 روز
Love your work brother! I do disagree slightly though, as I would say that it wouldn’t be the metal making them rich, but their technology in almost every field
TheDreyBChannel - پیش 19 روز
Myishen Haines
Myishen Haines - پیش 19 روز
You know not of what you speak. ☺
Aaron Sorensen
Aaron Sorensen - پیش 19 روز
The only issue I had with this theory is that even if they couldn't/ didn't want to sell their vibranium, they could still use it for all their technology. Even without them branching out to the world economy, Vibranium is still extremely versatile and would keep their city and lifestyle going for a long time.
It’s Miles!
It’s Miles! - پیش 19 روز
Jared Reynoso
Jared Reynoso - پیش 19 روز
Lol. I love how this video destroys socialism without meaning to destroy socialism.
Nalitzo - پیش 19 روز
He opened up to the world
Dark Shield
Dark Shield - پیش 20 روز
Everything said about Russia was wrong to a certain degree. Russia is a democracy. Putin is just too popular to lose due to his role in rebuilding the economy in early 2000's. The second most popular party is the Communist party. Now they, are not democratic.
Russias energy resources do not account for the majority of the revenues of the state.
world citizen
world citizen - پیش 20 روز
Hey can't Wakanda be totally independent because they know nanotechnology better than anyone on earth
So they could literally turn anything to anything and they could be self-relaient
Raoul Motman
Raoul Motman - پیش 20 روز
You missed a key element... it being they don't sell vibranium thats the biggest factor. God stick to math
Raoul Motman
Raoul Motman - پیش 20 روز
Stick to math. Your bad at economy.
Sofia Fortuna
Sofia Fortuna - پیش 20 روز
I just really need the pants.
Dana Rama
Dana Rama - پیش 20 روز
laughed so hard at this
Nn Bb
Nn Bb - پیش 21 روز
Wakanda isn't basing it's economy on Vibranium sales. They even claimed the bit used for Cap's shield was all they had. They don't want the world to know that they have it, so much of this video makes no sense whatsoever :(
firefox5926 - پیش 22 روز
8:27 welll that's not quiet true.. you can predict say how much water people will need i.e like say all up 100 liters a day times the population or how much electricity will be need rounded to the nearest megawatt you can predict say how many washing machines you need based on the number of people in you're country and just add say 10 % more for those unaccounted for its much harder to predict what particular meal someone will want to have tomorrow.. which is why govt should probably stay out of that areas but in general you can set a base amount of what quantity of what things a person requires for a year at a give quality of life then its just a matter of providing it hell the u.s army is a command and control economy and it functions.. tanks generally get to where they are needed as do mres ... its more about implementation that about ideological
firefox5926 - پیش 22 روز
7:47 it also doesn't help that the usa is imposeing a quasi economic blocade against them so that the cant really sell what they do make ... not to mention i imagine a large doliping of computing and shall we say creative accounting?
firefox5926 - پیش 22 روز
7:41 yeah that's less of a problem with command and control economy and more of a problem with not investing in diversifying you economy like subsidng while getting people into free schooling up to uni and free health care and building roads and rail lines and developing farm land and heavy industry and realizing that that oil boon wont last forever so use it now to make it unnecessary in the future .. like Norway does with its natural gas... and its pension fund that's funded by the gas revenue
firefox5926 - پیش 22 روز
to bee fair we had a pretty comand and control economy here in new zealand from about 1940 till about the 1980s and it works fairly well for us
firefox5926 - پیش 22 روز
6:27 you see ze americana have the bomb and hate communism and we are communist and if we dont also have ze bomb there's a good chance they will try to invade us and make us capitalist they did in 1918 ... and also the last time we trusted them they screwed us also we are stll recovering from the "great patriotic war and barely have any money left so we have to prioritize and the amriacanas wont give us loans unless you open up all our accounting to them and agree to various conditions that would not be favorable to us...
Bogdy Yo
Bogdy Yo - پیش 22 روز
Well, wakanda is destroyed now so..doesn't matter
Sagar Chhabra
Sagar Chhabra - پیش 22 روز
Anybody thought why Indian map was on screens
Casey Koons
Casey Koons - پیش 22 روز
What we don't have real-life models (that I'm aware of) is a post-scarcity economy. Vibranium is a "strong" material, but it is also shown to produce energy. Energy that is harnessed by Wakanda to produce seemingly everything they need and use. It's not just that everything is made of vibranium, it is that the seemingly limitless clean energy from vibranium can allow anything to be made.

I'd love to see you puzzle with this. What would a society (like Star Trek, or Wakanda) be like if they had an infinite power-plant? No limit to the additional energy needed for growth?
Ethan The Gamer
Ethan The Gamer - پیش 23 روز
From what I can tell from the movie is that Wakanda looks like communists system and in your theory your talking about the capitalist system so... V 2.0?
Caleb Taylor
Caleb Taylor - پیش 24 روز
MatPat, you should do a Vibranium vs. Adamantium theory! The question has been on the minds of me and my friends for a while now, and we'd like to hear your opinion on it
Noble Animations
Noble Animations - پیش 24 روز
Great theory, but there IS an alternative for Wakanda:
Should the world find an alternative for Vibranium, Wakanda can easily create weapons out of Vibranium and take over. Killmonger even said that they could easily the rule the world with their Vibranium. This is true. Wakanda’s Metal is so strong they can create weapons and invade and take over the world, taking its resources and long living and prospering. Of course, this is the final backup plan, god forbid, but they DO have a backup plan in case they do lose trade partners
shashank kanthraju
shashank kanthraju - پیش 24 روز
Dude shut up
Alex Smith
Alex Smith - پیش 25 روز
Obliviously they are broke they’re black
Richard Hampton
Richard Hampton - پیش 25 روز
Saudi Arabian officials arrested 57 women for protesting the right too drive a week before they passed the right too drive for women into law. The second thing is they killed a US journalist for practicing free speech very recently and there not known for there lack of corruption ever. 2nd, Venezuela is in a very bad place rn along with China, Russia, Crimea (The illegally annexed part of Ukraine done by Russian Special Forces, ordered by Putin) Vietnam aint doing that great, also lots of Africa, Brexxit is happening in the Uk, Canada is (or was, havent checked lately) about too elect a fascist leader, and the US is obviously not doing too well. My point is the whole worlds absolutely royally fucked and unless we do something about it (would require major changes too every humans way of life) soon itll just continue too get worse but as far as i can see that isent going too happen.
Sergio Furtado
Sergio Furtado - پیش 25 روز
Wait, no shortage of sand
Black Ops
Black Ops - پیش 25 روز
So I shouldn’t go to Russia
RandomCat666 Person
RandomCat666 Person - پیش 25 روز
Modus Pwnens
Modus Pwnens - پیش 26 روز
1) The Wakandans are fine, don't tell them what to do
2) They have more than vibranium and they opened their borders to *help* other countries, not just trade
3) Whiteys like you need to stfu about Saudi Arabia or other brown countries "lacking in democracy" because none of the western ones are very democratic themselves, dumbass bitch.
TheLittleFranz - پیش 26 روز
Hey ho, love your theories
I would like to object in this matter though; wakanda does NOT sell Vibranium, thus it is completly independent on any market prices whatsoever, as wakanda is completly selfsustaining and independent of the outside world; they have their tribes as seen in the movie and they have the comunity that shares; i cannot remember that it was stated that vibranium is some kind of currency inside or outside the country; people did not work and earn vibranium ... much rather did it seem that they dont requierd a common currency and kept the "trade market" alive ... which would lead to some other kind of economic crisis (i think there would be dozens of historical examples for that as well...)
thanks for uploading though, i enjoyed this video as i enjoyed many others =)
EliteGaming - پیش 27 روز
The Legend of Old World
The Legend of Old World - پیش 27 روز
That's racist
Thủy Bích
Thủy Bích - پیش 27 روز
3:14Oh!thats poor?My mom makes 400$ per month and we areling just fine
just a Green banana
just a Green banana - پیش 28 روز
Yeah they do that
Rackneh - پیش 28 روز
Ohhh this beginning has aged pretty badly
Ryan Rodrigues
Ryan Rodrigues - پیش ماه
Your full video is right on economy.
Ryan Rodrigues
Ryan Rodrigues - پیش ماه
You are absolutely right about the closed economy.
Startak - پیش ماه
dont worry hes dead
xd_MonsterMan - پیش ماه
hey uhh the worst villain name is actually purple man
learn to code javascript
learn to code javascript - پیش ماه
The black market is mostly online payed in bitcoin. A big one is Silk Road on a .onion website. This can only be accessed on a torbrowser
Ethan Sung
Ethan Sung - پیش ماه
Wait... since when there’s a outro music.......
Fk jl
Fk jl - پیش ماه
Atomic Bomb is Really Warm, like 5000 degrees)))
Anissa Really Likes Cheesecake
Edgy American teen: "But that wasn't real communism"
Film Theorists: "lmaoo bet"
Rosie Futers
Rosie Futers - پیش ماه
CryzLax - پیش ماه
Ummm Matpat if Tony Stark does create a better vibranium why wouldnt he give some to T'Challa? And if he doesnt why cant they just upgrade it themselves, they are still rich and have alot of vibranium after all
TR Merc
TR Merc - پیش ماه
There is one major problem I see with this theory, Wakanda doesn't sell Vabranium at ALL. They don't rely on Vabranium as an economic source as in the film Ulysses Klaw is charged with stealing Wakanda's entire supply of Vibranium. To me, Wakanda actually operates more like Mongolia's economy. The people living as their ancestors did and using technology to enrich their lives.
prince well
prince well - پیش ماه