Studying the law through the lens of economics is like studying religion through the eyes of a cynic. It’s not that the cynic has nothing interesting or insightful to say. On the contrary, anyone who has ever been at a kiddush knows the power of the cynic to start a thought-provoking conversation. However, any religion whose priests are taught primarily by cynics is bound to die sooner or later.
A dog urinates on a carpet. Upon seeing this, a guest in the master’s house shouts at the dog, scolding him for his actions.
“Ah, but she is not my master,” the dog remarks cleverly to himself. “It was not right that she should yell at me.” And with this thought, the dog goes on urinating.