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Is economics a science aimed at deceiving people?

I recently heard in the news that Spain faces an imminent economic ruin, because statistically there are going to be lots of elderly people who are unproductive. This devastating message was announced by some highly educated economist.
Am I alone in thinking that a large pool of potential customers is an opportunity rather than a threat? In my view the senior citizens are a blessing to the economy. Younger people will find lots of employment in extending their loving care to them, particularly to those without a family. Elderly people need to be looked after by doctors, physiotherapists, entertainers, they will want to travel and to play etc etc and they have their retirement pensions to pay for all these things.
I believe that economists are either spun out as not to be able to think reasonably or that they disseminate false statements on purpose to further oppress the population at large. Judging by their looks, the latter is the case.
Another good example of how economists bend the reality to serve their cunning aims, is how they insist that at the time of mass unemployment, the retirement age should be ... extended! In other words economists propose that where there is a shortage of jobs, those jobs which could be made available, will not be available. Is that standing the world on its head or what?

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    Jan 16 2013: A science by definition is something that can predict things, economics is a science to that degree. The Austrian school is 100% at predicting therefore very much a science.

    The Keynesian s on the other hand are not only not a science but pure propaganda that give the subject a worser name and are very much used by politicians to manipulate people.

    Here is an example of a Keynesian of the worst order:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/media/video/337732
    • Jan 16 2013: Austrian economics is actually the worst, Keynesian is not a science either, but Austrians are the worst: they don't use math, they don't accept evidence that contradicts their views, they don't even go looking for such evidence. They're a religion.
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        Jan 17 2013: As usual John you do not have the slightest idea of what you are talking about.
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        Jan 17 2013: and you know that because you studied austrian economics? could you pass any entry level exams?

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