Build the Death Star

The Ultimate Jobs Program
This is something of a politically sensitive subject, since the Rebel Alliance never formally apologized to the Galactic Empire for the deaths of huge numbers of Imperials on the first Death Star at the Battle of Yavin, much less for the deaths of those crewman and non-combatant contractors killed on the significantly larger Second Death Star, destroyed while under construction near the forest moon of Endor. The Rebels confirmed that at least 1.16 million Imperials were killed in the destruction of the first Death star, though the Empire contests this number and sets the toll of the “Yavin Massacre” in the almost certainly hyperbolic range of 800 million to 1 billion range. But even the conservative number would mean over a million new jobs created by a fully operational American Death Star, and perhaps five times as many temporary construction and support jobs. Six million new jobs would cut the number of jobless in half and bring the U3 unemployment back below the mythic 4 percent line.