A German-Swiss philosopher Karl Jaspers:
“We must realize that neither the economy nor any of its forms are absolutes. The economy is not the standard for all that we are and can be. It is indispensable – as water is to life, which instantly ends without water; but it is not life any more than water is. The economy derives its meaning only from its uneconomic purpose. It is pervaded by the motives it serves.”
Jaspers, Karl. 1961. The Future of Mankind. University of Chicago Press. P. 176.