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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: wow, that is definitely a new level of keynesian economics. you should be the chairman of the fed. no, seriously. keynesian economics is a huge system of doublethink. you need to believe in contradictory statements at the same time, you need to accept nonsensical or clearly false statements or double standards on regular basis. but your idea extends keynesian economics in a huge way. and in a way that is completely compatible with it in its logic, but contradicts it at the same time. so nice job.

    except it is false. it is false even in keynesian economics. and keynesian economics is false itself. your idea is false in keynesian economics, because they state that the aggregate demand pulls the economy. it does not matter who has the demand. state could also spend the same sum, so the existence of retired people don't help at all. more like they are a hinderance, because the bastards might decide to save, which is a problem in keynesian economics.

    but the true problem with it of course is that keynesian economics is false. demand does not pull the economy. not any more than the cart pushes the horse.
    • Jan 16 2013: This reads as the muslim pot accusing the christian kettle of having no evidence to support the divinity of Jesus Christ.

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