Is economics really all that different from our current view of religion? Think about the rhetoric we use when discussing economics and religion.
“Capitalism is the saving grace to the world.” “All salvation comes through the Catholic Church.”
“The USSR was a corrupt form of communism and shouldn’t be how we judge it.” “ISIS is Islam gone wrong and we can’t consider them truly Muslim.”
“How about distributism?!” “Oh yeah, we forgot Jediism was a thing.”
The conflicts in economy are just as pronounced as in the religious world. People are willing to stand and die by their preferred system.