THEY CREATED A FANTASY AND CALL IT A SCIENCE
In Chrysalis (“In the emergency of the day is …emergence”) HERE http://longsworde.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/cat-religion-and-the-invisible-hand/
"Cat Religion and the Invisible Hand"
"My cat worships the human hand. As far as my cat is concerned, or so it seems, the rest of me is of no interest. I imagine that if cats were to possess more reason, they would probably make a religion and an idol of the Hand. “Paws not good. Only the Hand is good”.
'Skinfulness' would be righteous. Furiness inferior. Fingers divine. Claws corrupt. What is like unto the Great Hand? What is equal to the power of the Great Hand?
Something like a primitive cat religion lies behind the famous “Invisible Hand” of the market society. Neo-liberalism is a primitive religion, in that respect — like cat religion. Maybe even an elite priesthood amongst cats would emerge whose sole purpose was to determine the will of the Great Hand and devise prayers and rituals for invoking stroking and calling down the blessings of the Great Hand from on high. Cat scientists and theologians would study the divine fingers of fate and the mysteries of the opposable thumb, and perhaps cat genetic engineers would dream of ways of changing paws into hands, claws into finger nails.”
In treating a metaphor as a real entity which they believe actually operates in society you end up with fantasies. When these fantasies are believed by economists, including Nobel Prize Winners, you leave reality and belittle claims to economics being a science. It becomes a mere gossip with as many contributors as there are credulous people dominating the conversation.