Economists as theologians

Economists are the theologians of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Some of their debates are as relevant to the real world as the medieval debate over the number of angels that could dance on the head of a pin.

The main function of economists is not so much to solve economic problems as to provide us assurances that the economic things we do are legitimate. We are fast using up resources and we need to believe that there is some good from this.

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