03 May 2015
Note the phrase: "______ will hurt the economy"
Those who say "________ will hurt the economy" are actually saying "________ will hurt MY economy."
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.