Those who say "________ will hurt the economy" are actually saying "________ will hurt MY economy."
Forget "hurting," economies are sprouting and DYING every second. This morning when I bought a coffee from the local coffee shop I started and ended an economy between me and the coffee shop. You could say I "hurt" the economy of another coffee shop by not buying there but yet the macro-economy of coffee buying remains the same regardless of which shop I went to.
So, in the context of all this hurting, how does one define The Economy? Where does one draw a circle around transactions and call it The Economy? The Earth? The USA? The local coffee shop?
When the statement "________ will hurt the economy" is used, it is being drawn by the speaker around his or her own interests, or the people funding their political campaign.
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