Sounds like there are some good questions to ask about economics!
We survey a long list of economic problems, and identify four basic questions that a course in political economy must address:
1. Why is there poverty, amid progress?
2. Why are there Boom/Bust cycles?
3. Must society trade between efficiency and equity?
4. Must society trade between prosperity and environmental sustainability?
Phi Beta Iota: The separation of political “science” and economics is the stake in the heart of Western reductionism and academic complicity in societal-level fraud. Whole systems analytics demands the full integration of true cost economics as well as open source everything engineering (OSEE), and of course an absolute commitment to the truth at any cost as that lowers all others costs.