Economics of assassination is the lens through which the "John Wick" universe is being examined.  

Currency: "John Wick" uses gold coins as currency. These coins are valuable and used to buy assassin contracts, weapons, and safe homes. A parallel economy without financial institutions is shown here.

Assassination and associated services have a strong market. An underground economy thrives on killing, body disposal, and information gathering contracts. Contract assignment and fulfillment are well-organized in this market.  

Assassination demand drives the supply of skilled assassins. As seen in the movies, John Wick's tremendous demand shows how lucrative this job is. Contract and service prices depend on supply and demand.  

The High Table and other professional guilds govern assassins' activity. These groups protect the assassination economy, resolve disagreements, and enforce regulations. They also regulate market stability and profession entry.

Incentive Structures: Money, status, and future contracts motivate assassins. Assassins are motivated by incentives like the bounty system, which offers escalating amounts of money for John Wick's head.

Network of Services: "John Wick" has a large network of weapon suppliers, tailors, and doctors. These services are crucial to the assassination economy and serve only assassins.

The High Table and Continental Hotels regulate and govern the assassin community. Their function in order and conflict resolution keeps the assassination economy going.

Economic Impact of Violence: "John Wick"'s widespread violence has serious economic consequences. Assassinations and conflicts damage businesses and the economy, requiring repairs, law enforcement, and deaths. This shows how the assassination economy affects society.  

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