Hot take on economics
@freakazoid There is the study of economics.
There is the economy.
There are economic dynamics.
There's the history of economies, and the history of economic thought.
And there's a really hard-to-pin-down set of beliefs, assertions, values, models, myths, and more, that get bandied about as "economics" which fit poorly into much of the above.
Language is imprecise. It is, like economics (study, system, history, mythology), a human construct.
Generalistic and moderated instance.