• @hglman@lemmy.ml
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    196 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@sopuli.xyz
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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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        216 months ago

        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@sopuli.xyz
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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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            6 months ago

            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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            56 months ago

            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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        16 months ago

        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.