It is worth noting that economics and the pure sciences share the philosophical paradigm of positivism which deems them likely bedfellows. There is nothing inherently wrong with this. However, in the current historical juncture, their power in policy-making circles in Australia and globally is so outrageous and excessive that the space for alternative frameworks is severely circumscribed – Foxwell, 2013.
My thoughts have found home. A tangent complete.
Foxwell, K (2013) Communication, culture, community and country: the lost seas of environmental policy, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Vol 27 (2), pp: 267–282.