Treat economists like any religious minority, says Tomas Sedlacek. Grant them the right to say whatever they believe and the right to gather. But always be sceptical of the stories they tell. Just take the invisible hand of the market: it’s plain wishful thinking, like a prayer.
is a sociologist and doctoral researcher at International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), Cologne.