A science that isn’t must be made to appear very complicated to survive the test of time. Real-world economics is not.
Yes, economics can be made much more straightforward and, not the least, much more meaningful. By definition, a practice portraying a science that isn’t (there is no proof of its validity or predictive value) must be made to appear very complicated to survive the test of time and coral generations of new disciples into its fold.
Economics must be reinvented to have it serve the strengthening of the evolution of humanity. And we can do so by – for the first time – having economics subjugate to our best normalization and understanding of evolution.
Without support for the evolution of humanity, economics remains the ball-and-chain to our society, a manufactured religion awash in statistics of hindsight that fails to extrapolate to reliable and brighter foresight, with systemic depravity of reason poisoning the human well of capacity and ingenuity, stemming from confounding consequence and cause.
But just like with theology, much money can be made from the wild speculations derived from nebulous hindsight. And expect the priests of economics to prolong their sermons for as long as possible.
The objective we should care about is to build more robust societies that contribute to humanity’s evolutionary renewal with whatever implementation of economics support such an endeavor. No one should attempt to save economics merely for the sake of economics, and certainly not keep a religion of economics that fails to subjugate or align with our evolutionary objectives.