ampersand5 wrote:we are of different paradigms so there is no point discussing these issues because our comments will be incommensurable.
However, I do have some questions for you...
Do you think that the economy is real.. and if so, do you see it as a valuable tool?
I mean, there is definitely an exchange of goods and services. But Economics is pretty useless I think; it's such an inexact science. It always "assume all other things are equal", when a lot of times they are not. I mean simple economic principles have some value, like "supply and demand", but talking about the economy as a whole is just an abstraction and I feel like numbers can be twisted or even made up pretty much to suit whatever point of view the author or speaker is trying to purport.
I think economics and psychology are comparable in how inexact they both are, and in how they still sometimes can be useful.
Why do you ask?