chapter  3
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NEO-PHYSIOCRATIC AND BIOPHYSICAL MODELS OF THE ECONOMIC PROCESS

The mid-nineteenth-century art critic and pundit John Ruskin remarked that

the real science of political economy, which has yet to be distinguished from the bastard science, as medicine from witchcraft, and astronomy from astrology, is that which teaches nations to desire and labour for the things that lead to life; and which teaches them to scorn and destroy the things that lead to destruction.1