• @lugal
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    46 months ago

    Economics is not

    • @hglman@lemmy.ml
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      176 months ago

      Its real and true about some rules that in no way relate to the real world. Just like a video game has rules, yet it in no way describes reality.

      • @lugal
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        16 months ago

        It is real because we all believe it. The video game is a good example, we can shut it down and all your items are gone. Same with economy.

        • @FireTower@lemmy.world
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          It’s real because we practice it. If we stopped commerce that doesn’t disprove the existence of the economy, it just ends one existing economy.

          If we all stopped talking it wouldn’t prove the spoke word is a myth.

          • @lugal
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            -16 months ago

            To come back to the meme: it implies that while the sun is real, the Christianity isn’t. But it is as long as it’s practiced, same with economy

            • Marxism-Fennekinism
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              Christianity as a practiced religion is real. The figures in Christianity which Christians worship are not, at least we have no hard evidence of them being real.

            • @Bighappee@lemmy.world
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              It doesn’t imply that Christianity isn’t real, but rather it’s the focus of their worship that doesn’t exist.

        • @PhlubbaDubba@lemm.ee
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          I mean a lot of concepts in economics are descriptive, they note phenomenon that just happen when humans engage in trade or resource allocation amongst each other.

          It’s basically the three body problem but with sharing according to the maximum satisfaction of want and need instead of gravitational fields.

    • MxM111
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      6 months ago

      Are you talking about the science of economics or economy?

      • @lugal
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        Kind of both. The science of economics is full of models with false assumptions and self fulfilling prophecies. Economy exists because we believe it does and because of said self fulfilling prophecies

        • Marxism-Fennekinism
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          36 months ago

          It’s not even a science. It does not use the scientific method. It’s the bastard child of statistics and capitalist philosophy.

        • MxM111
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          Economy exists not because we believe it does, but because we agreed to follow particular rules, many of which are enforced by state. It is emergent phenomenon. But it does not make it any less real than any other emergent phenomenon, like air pressure.