Economists are Batty

Economists are all as batty as Moonies. They subscribe to what amounts to a religion. They talk about the unseen hand, reverently and advise against in any way interfering with it as if it were an angry deity. This is merely the effect of stabilising feedback loops, fortunately present in capitalist systems — nothing to worship. Economists believe that the goal of existence is endless growth. Any scientist, mathematician, physicist or biologist will tell you this is flat out impossible. It ignores the realities of a finite planet, with finite resources and finite sinks for waste. Economics is a suicide cult.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)