The Last Resort
The relations between the economic and non-economic phenomena are complex, and various social phenomena are related to the economic ones in varying degrees. It has been established … that such relations are by no means complete. There is no such non-economic phenomenon whose nature or changes might be explained by economic factor alone. Economic phenomena should not be treated as something that conditions the other phenomena, since they themselves may be shaped by the other ones. The economic factor cannot therefore by treated as a ‘cause’ and the other phenomena as ‘effects’. We are fully entitled to the view that the other phenomena are independent magnitudes and the economic phenomena are their functions (Sorokin (1), pp. 115–116).
KeywordsEconomic Factor Economic Situation Social Phenomenon Principal Factor Economic Base
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