Rudolf Steiner was a perceptive economist who spoke about deeper themes than usual and did not use a methodology that
was forced to rely on mechanistic thinking. His descriptive approach made of economics a science that is both theoretical and practical. Among other things, this led to the recognition that modern economic life has become a global affair and should follow
the laws of economics, rather than politics, for example, but should be governed by serving one another rather than oneself. This world, so strange to the modern mind, is hidden from us only by wrong conceptions – in particular the mistake of understanding
land, labour, capital and money as commodities. See through this error, and one enters the landscape Steiner describes.