"Economics is not politics. One is a science, concerned with the
immutable and constant laws of nature that determine the production
and distribution of wealth; the other is the art of ruling. One is
amoral, the other is moral. Economic laws are self-operating and carry
their own sanctions, as do all natural laws, while politics deals with
man-made and man-manipulated conventions. As a science, economics
seeks understanding of inavariable principles; politics is ephemeral,
its subject matter being the day-to-day relations of associated men.
Economics, like chemistry, has nothing to do with politics. The
intrusion of politics into the field of economics is simply an
evidence of human ignorance or arrogance, and is as fatuous as an
attempt to control the rise and fall of tides."