Language is also about power. Specialised languages build barriers and elites; they can be exclusive on purpose, and in principle there is no harm when economists use their language to communicate with each other on aspects relevant to their discipline. But it is an entirely different issue, when a specialised language becomes invasive and oppressive and defines how we understand and interpret the world we live in, taking over the way we perceive and verbalise reality.

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