Ideology in service of the rich

“It should be noted upfront that economics – or, more precisely, the neoclassical branch of political economy – is not an objective reality. In fact, for the most part it is not even a scientific inquiry into objective reality.

Instead, neoclassical political economy is largely an ideology in the service of the powerful.

It is the language in which the capitalist ruling class conceives and shapes society.

Simultaneously, it is also the tool with which this class conceals its own power and the means with which it persuades others to accept that power.”

Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler, Capital As Power (Routledge 2009)