The word economy is made up of two Greek words – oikos meaning ‘house’ and nomos, meaning ‘law and order’. Economics is intended to be about ‘ordering of the household’. (‘Ecology’ is derived from the same root – the science that provides the logos or wisdom that governs the running of the household.)
Today economics is more about finance and ‘growth mania’ than ‘ordering the household’ in which we live.
And we are blissfully unaware of the real economy of our planet and the energies that drive it….. “the daily solar flux, which in turn drives our planetary weather system; the cycles of oxygen, of nitrogen and of hydrogen and plant photosynthesis that is our primary economic system.”