Here’s a thought: economics is the study of the means to attain the ends chosen. There is nothing in that definition of economics that is compatible with statism.
Where to begin? When economics is completely misrepresented in the ‘education’ pushed forth – to thoroughly anesthetize the people who ‘learn’ within the system of the State-funded and State-controlled media and ‘education system’ – then the best place to begin is by giving the true and exact definition of economics. Economics is the study of the means to attain the ends chosen.
Again we need to find the starting point: it is me and you! Economics is me and you choosing the ends and then choosing the means to attain the ends.
This is in sharp contrast to the ‘economics’ pushed in the ideology of statism. Look at the ends chosen: the ends are the ones chosen by the State and any deviation from those ends are either ostracized by the same State-funded and State-controlled media and ‘education system’ or coercively attacked.
Now we will look at the study of the means. In true economics all means are studied with the objective being to compare and contrast and to analyze to find the best means. This is very far from statism. In statism the only means allowed to be examined are the variations of statism.
What true economics quickly and powerfully can do is show the better means to attain any and all virtuous ends. None of the better means have any of the characteristics of statism.
In essence only if the ends chosen are totalitarianism and oppression would the various means of statism be the best.
So what is the difference between economics and statism? Economics exposes statism as an extremely poor means to attain any and all noble ends.