-A social science discipline with a contemporaneous logical framework that's based completely on the assumption that scarcity is a problem intrinsic to society. The effect of which justifies greed as a virtue.
-An institutional requirement for dime-a-dozen business majors, usu. taught by middle-aged, overly opinionated, white males in need of serious cultural experiences.
-Taught by sports coaches in high school as the study of "common sense."
Teacher: "Economics studies how a society chooses to allocate its scarce resources among alternative uses."
Student: "What if the society's resources cease to be scarce?"
Teacher: "How is that even possible?"
Student: "The society's productivity meets or exceeds the point of what it needs to sustain itself."
Teacher: "But individual material DESIRES are infinite!"
Student: "Only in a society that breeds such nonsense."